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Posted 10/9/2017 07:33 (#6296718 - in reply to #6296020)
Subject: RE: 2600 to Raven 440 NH3

Southern Minnesota Between Freeborn & Wells
megrizzly - 10/8/2017 19:48

Rented a nh3 rig in addition to our own to speed it up. The rental uses a Raven 440 to control a accuflow with 1 section. Is it possible to wire a 2600 with section command to at least run the on/off without running a jd rate controller? Would be easier on dad whose used to running our own with a jd rate controller and sectional control.

Not experienced with the 440 and 2600 together but in general I would say no to section control. Since the Raven is still actually doing the application, it's master and section switches would dictate when and where the application starts/stops. If you were using a rate controller, then it would be in charge of rate control and section control and the Raven would not be used at all.

At least that is the situation when using Ag Leader modules. If you use their application rate module, the Ag Leader system interacts with the 440 for rate settings and mapping but does not control the ON/OFF via auto swath. If an Ag Leader Liquid Product Control Module (counterpart to a Deere rate controller) is used, then the system does it all including the auto swath if desired. In this case the 440 would not be used at all.

I believe another Deere rate controller would be needed to eliminate the need to turn the NH3 ON/OFF.

When I applied NH3 with an Ag Leader system and a Liquid Product Control Module the system would turn off my NH3 bar on each end. However, I still used the switch on the Ag Leader to insure that the system was really off in the interests of safety with NH3. I didn't want a system or GPS glitch to inadvertently turn the NH3 back on unexpectedly.

I also did this with spray situations as well. With spray, it wasn't so much the idea of safety from a health aspect but more the idea that the outer section of a boom might extend out over the sprayed area on the headlands and auto swath might turn the outer section back on for a bit. This actually happened to me and the grass along side my brother's driveway was killed. Turning the switch ON/OFF was included in my turn around ritual like it had always been done in the past prior to auto swath.

Edited by tedbear 10/9/2017 07:35
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