New, Customer-First Products Will Take Center Stage at Upcoming Farm Shows
Aug 27, 2019
Heading to the Farm Progress Show, Husker Harvest Days or any of the other upcoming farm shows?
If so, be sure to stop by our booth and check out the newest innovations in irrigation.
“We’re calling our booth Innovation 360°, because when you step into it, you’ll be surrounded by cutting-edge irrigation solutions,” said Jason Parker, director of North American sales at Lindsay Corporation. “From a new suite of controllers to advanced remote telemetry, we have developed innovative products to meet every grower’s needs.”
New innovations on display and available for demonstration at this year’s farm shows include:
Next Gen Zimmatic® Controllers – Launching globally by the end of 2019, the full range of next-generation Zimmatic controllers includes the 500C, the 700C and the 712C. Each controller is FieldNET-ready, making remote monitoring and control capabilities more accessible than ever. Features include:
- Smart barrier automation that provides a simple method for irrigating part circles, enabling the pivot to automatically reverse, return and stop at your original starting point.
- Simple yet sophisticated Advanced Plan creation – making it easier than ever for growers to create custom, accurate irrigation programs unique to each field.
- Smart alignment that provides real-time, visual feedback when confirming machine alignment.
- Over-the-air serviceability making software and firmware updates and addition of future feature enhancements easier than ever.
- More end gun areas and management capabilities.
- Additional input and output ports for immense flexibility in adding other accessories and sensors.
- An easier-than-ever interface based on mobile app design principles provides users with intuitive operation in the field and via the FieldNET mobile app.
In addition, eight new beta crops recently were introduced to FieldNET Advisor®, the industry’s first, automated irrigation scheduling tool – canola, carrots, mint, oats, onions, pasture for forage (first year and established) and sweet potatoes. Several other new features and enhancements also have been added to the FieldNET mobile app and FieldNET Advisor, further simplifying the user experience for growers and agronomists.
Zimmatic® 9520PL – The new 9520 Pivoting Lateral is a cost-effective, yet technologically advanced solution to irrigate more land with maximum flexibility. Its exclusive optical barrier offers more programming flexibility than physical barricades, and GPS technology enhances accuracy, saves time and requires less maintenance than furrow-guided machines. The Zimmatic 9520PL is ideally suited for high‑value crops especially on large, irregular-shaped fields where multiple traditional center pivot and lateral-move systems may not be cost‑effective. This solution is expected to launch globally by the end of 2019.
Zimmatic® 9500HS – The 9500 High Speed pivot will allow growers to operate at up to twice the speed of a standard center drive motor. Ideally suited for root crops such as potatoes, carrots, onions, sugar beets and alfalfa, its quicker water application helps maintain moisture during germination and protect high‑value crops during the heat of the day. The 9500HS will be available in North America this fall.
FieldNET Pivot Watch™ - Also now available is the newest addition to the FieldNET family of remote management products – FieldNET Pivot Watch. It’s an ultra-low-cost, monitor-only solution. The solar-powered device is compatible with any age or brand of electric or hydraulic pivot and, because it doesn’t tap into the electrical circuitry, growers can install it themselves.