Streamlined Planter Swath Control

November 27, 2008 06:00 PM

Margy Fischer, Farm Journal Machinery Editor
An overplanted seed is a wasted seed. And an unplanted seed produces no yield at all.  Now, the recent combination of Trimble and Tru Count makes it easier for farmers to make every seed count.
Trimble Agriculture announced its acquisition of Tru Count, Inc. This includes all Tru Count assets and its line of air and electric clutches that are used on a variety of planters for automated individual planter row shut off.
Tru Count clutches are compatible with Trimble's GPS guidance technology. This transaction provides a single supplier when pairing Tru Count clutches controlled by a Trimble EZ-Guide Plus lightbar, EZ-Guide 500 lightbar and FieldManager display when used with the EZ-Boom 2010 automated application control system and Trimble's flow and application control components. These clutches can be used on John Deere, Kinze, Case IH, White, Great Plains, Monosem, Crust Buster and International planters.
Tru Count began with a simple mechanical acre counter in 1982, and the company developed its first electric clutch in 1988. The Tru Count business will be part of the Trimble Agriculture division. Existing distribution agreements with Tru Count will continue and be respected by Trimble. 

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