automatic camera steering system ROW-GUARD for hoes

Special features:

  • Proportional hydr. valve: dynamic control of the valve for smooth operation of the sideshift frame
  • 3D-mode: the machine recognizes the row when the difference in height between crop and weeds
  • Automatic recognition of height and angle position of the camera: comfortable adjustment of camera height
  • Colour options in the 2D-mode (green/yellow, green/blue, red)
  • Automatic switching of offset
  • High camera resolution
  • Recognition of different row structures (single or multiple rows)
  • Integrated chart for recommended camera height
  • Saving of settings

Special features:

  • Proportional hydr. valve: dynamic control of the valve for smooth operation of the sideshift frame
  • 3D-mode: the machine recognizes the row when the difference in height between crop and weeds
  • Automatic recognition of height and angle position of the camera: comfortable adjustment of camera height
  • Colour options in the 2D-mode (green/yellow, green/blue, red)
  • Automatic switching of offset
  • High camera resolution
  • Recognition of different row structures (single or multiple rows)
  • Integrated chart for recommended camera height
  • Saving of settings

Adaptation of the camera application to the culture


The camera setting can be adjusted to suit the colour or height of the crop. You can choose between green/yellow (e.g. corn), green/blue (e.g. soybeans, vegetables) or red (vegetables e.g. beetroot) in 2D mode. The 3D mode can be used for maize, soya beans, sunflowers, etc., if the plant rows have a clear growth advance (approx. 10 cm) over the weed. Correct adjustment to the crop further increases the accuracy of row guidance.

 

 

Adaptation of the camera application to the culture


The camera setting can be adjusted to suit the colour or height of the crop. You can choose between green/yellow (e.g. corn), green/blue (e.g. soybeans, vegetables) or red (vegetables e.g. beetroot) in 2D mode. The 3D mode can be used for maize, soya beans, sunflowers, etc., if the plant rows have a clear growth advance (approx. 10 cm) over the weed. Correct adjustment to the crop further increases the accuracy of row guidance.

 

 

Stabilising wheels of the sideshif frame
When ordering an Einböck row crop cultivator height-adjustable stabilising wheels are included in the standard configuration. The wheels can be adjusted to the track width of the tractor and the row distance.
Depending on the type of soil you can choose between rubber stabilising wheels (1) or metal gauge wheels (2).

Stabilising wheels of the sideshif frame
When ordering an Einböck row crop cultivator height-adjustable stabilising wheels are included in the standard configuration. The wheels can be adjusted to the track width of the tractor and the row distance.
Depending on the type of soil you can choose between rubber stabilising wheels (1) or metal gauge wheels (2).

Type/Working width

InfoHoe kgWeight approx. kg
ROW-GUARD 500for frame up to 6,99 m≤ 2.500390
ROW-GUARD 500 SRfor frame up to 12,2 m≤ 3.900530
ROW-GUARD 500 SR HDfor frame up to 12,2 m> 4.000960

 

Technical data and specifications are approximate and without obligation. Construction and design are subject to change.

Preconditions for the use of the ROW-GUARD camera steering system

 

Tractor linkage:

  • Linkage cat. II (for version SR and SRHD Cat. III)
  • Fix lower linkage (working side bars!)

 

Hydraulic:

  • 1 single acting hydraulic valve with permanent oil-flow and pressure-free return line
  • For a pressure-free return line a ¾ “ quick lock valve on the tractor is needed
  • For the side-shift of the frame a constant oil flow of only about 15‑20 l/min is needed – tractors with higher capacity should have the possibility to limit the oil flow to this amount!
  • It would be advantageous if the linkage can act independently of the hydraulic control valves (important when lifting and centring of the machine at the end of the field)

 

Electric:

  • 3-pin constant electric socket (12 V)

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  • LED-lights
  • Mechanical feeler
  • 7 pin signal cable
  • Extension cable for the camera
  • Extension cable for the wheel sensor
  • Additional wheel sensor with holder and cable
  • Additional camera for working with section control
  • Ground wheel for sensor
  • Stabilising wheels with high gauge wheel or rubber wheels

Conceptcamera steering systemROW-GUARD

  • camera-guided sideshift-frame in 3 different versions
  • latest camera software - recognizes 1-5 crop rows in HD and 2D or 3D 
  • one ROW-GUARD can be used for various row crop cultivators 
  • rubber wheels or metal-gauge-wheels
  • options: mechanic feeler, LED-lights
  • camera-guided sideshift-frame in 3 different versions
  • latest camera software - recognizes 1-5 crop rows in HD and 2D or 3D 
  • one ROW-GUARD can be used for various row crop cultivators 
  • rubber wheels or metal-gauge-wheels
  • options: mechanic feeler, LED-lights

Shortest connection of sideshift frame and row-crop cultivators
Because of the narrow construction of the Einböck-linear-sideshift frame the centre of gravity remains very closely to the tractor.
This construction offers the following advantages:

  • reduced axle load on the tractor and therefore reduced soil compaction
  • the wider the construction of the sideshift frame, the higher the load on the rear axle and the lifting power requirement of the tractor increases
  • the extremely narrow construction of the Row-Guard moves the centre of gravity only 20 cm to the rear.
  • Machines with parallelogram shifting extend the position of row-crop cultivator up to 80 cm and more to the rear.
  • especially when fields are not straight or in hilly conditions the short construction is a big advantage

Shortest connection of sideshift frame and row-crop cultivators
Because of the narrow construction of the Einböck-linear-sideshift frame the centre of gravity remains very closely to the tractor.
This construction offers the following advantages:

  • reduced axle load on the tractor and therefore reduced soil compaction
  • the wider the construction of the sideshift frame, the higher the load on the rear axle and the lifting power requirement of the tractor increases
  • the extremely narrow construction of the Row-Guard moves the centre of gravity only 20 cm to the rear.
  • Machines with parallelogram shifting extend the position of row-crop cultivator up to 80 cm and more to the rear.
  • especially when fields are not straight or in hilly conditions the short construction is a big advantage

Detail Description

Concept of row crop cultivators

The concept of the row hoes is its variability and the many possibilities of individual tools for various crops. The same strong and solid frame is used for all row hoes. Almost any row hoe can also be equipped with the automatic camera steering system ROW-GUARD.

One sideshift frame = several row-crop cultivators
Simple and quick coupling and uncoupling of the Einböck sideshift frame allows to use different row-crop cultivators with only one sideshift frame.

One sideshift frame = several row-crop cultivators
Simple and quick coupling and uncoupling of the Einböck sideshift frame allows to use different row-crop cultivators with only one sideshift frame.

Second camera for sliding frame
A second camera is as an option available. Especially for row crop cultivators with hydraulic lifting "Section Control" the second camera guarantees a weed control on the full surface of the field.

Second camera for sliding frame
A second camera is as an option available. Especially for row crop cultivators with hydraulic lifting "Section Control" the second camera guarantees a weed control on the full surface of the field.

Mechanical feeler
For sensing a crop row (row-distance > 35 cm; 13.8”)
Supports the Row-Guard shortly before or after row closure
Called cat-whiskers in the US

Mechanical feeler
For sensing a crop row (row-distance > 35 cm; 13.8”)
Supports the Row-Guard shortly before or after row closure
Called cat-whiskers in the US

Latest version of hard- and software

  • highest level of quality and excellent construction of the sliding frame
  • smooth and consistent movement because of the high-quality proportional valve
  • millimetre-accurate control of the linear sideshift frame
  • state-of-the-art and intuitively operated touch-screen terminal
  • 100% control of functionality before leaving the factory
  • spare connection for manual control like feeler or hand steering

Latest version of hard- and software

  • highest level of quality and excellent construction of the sliding frame
  • smooth and consistent movement because of the high-quality proportional valve
  • millimetre-accurate control of the linear sideshift frame
  • state-of-the-art and intuitively operated touch-screen terminal
  • 100% control of functionality before leaving the factory
  • spare connection for manual control like feeler or hand steering

The photos and images show possible variants and some special versions. The factual machine configuration may differ from these illustrations.

 

LED-lights

for working at night or at dusk

LED-lights

for working at night or at dusk

Reliable plant recognition of different row-crops
The system can be used in various crops with the following color modes: green/blue, green/yellow and red
from row spacing 12,5 cm and applicable from a plant size of 1cm (depending on the crop)

Reliable plant recognition of different row-crops
The system can be used in various crops with the following color modes: green/blue, green/yellow and red
from row spacing 12,5 cm and applicable from a plant size of 1cm (depending on the crop)

Stabilising wheels 
When retrofitting a ROW-GUARD to an existing row crop cultivator stabilising wheels with high gauge wheel or rubber should be ordered to achieve a better track guidance on slopes.

Stabilising wheels 
When retrofitting a ROW-GUARD to an existing row crop cultivator stabilising wheels with high gauge wheel or rubber should be ordered to achieve a better track guidance on slopes.

Flexible possibilities to adjust the camera

  • number of rows 1-5
  • row distance up to 1,5 m
  • quickly adjustable to different crop dimensions

Flexible possibilities to adjust the camera

  • number of rows 1-5
  • row distance up to 1,5 m
  • quickly adjustable to different crop dimensions

Best visibility - even in fields with heavy weed infestation and small crop
The software recognizes the plant rows even in case of heavy weed infestations and/or small plants. The settings can be adjusted easily on the conditions.

Best visibility - even in fields with heavy weed infestation and small crop
The software recognizes the plant rows even in case of heavy weed infestations and/or small plants. The settings can be adjusted easily on the conditions.

Stable position of the sideshift-frame
Stabilising wheels made from rubber or metal gauge wheels (e.g. hilly conditions) help to guide the hoe precisely along the row. They are standard equipment. It is easy to adapt them to differnt tractor track width.

Stable position of the sideshift-frame
Stabilising wheels made from rubber or metal gauge wheels (e.g. hilly conditions) help to guide the hoe precisely along the row. They are standard equipment. It is easy to adapt them to differnt tractor track width.

Row-Guard Hotline
In case the operator needs help to correctly set the machine, a trilingual 24h phone-hotline is available during the season of hoeing. Its number can be found in the operating instructions.

Row-Guard Hotline
In case the operator needs help to correctly set the machine, a trilingual 24h phone-hotline is available during the season of hoeing. Its number can be found in the operating instructions.

Maximum precision - 2nd Camera

A row crop cultivator can be controlled by two cameras simultaneously. Especially for very small crops, an additional camera, by looking on additional plant rows, ensures a great result. Especially for hoes with hydraulic lifting "Section Control": For example, on pointy rows at the headlands a row of plants always remains within the camera's field of view. This ensures hoeing until the last unworked row and guarantees a weed control on the full surface of the field.

Maximum precision - 2nd Camera

A row crop cultivator can be controlled by two cameras simultaneously. Especially for very small crops, an additional camera, by looking on additional plant rows, ensures a great result. Especially for hoes with hydraulic lifting "Section Control": For example, on pointy rows at the headlands a row of plants always remains within the camera's field of view. This ensures hoeing until the last unworked row and guarantees a weed control on the full surface of the field.

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Camera steering system ROW-GUARD

  • Precision guiding system
  • Even at high working speeds
  • Easy, user-friendly interface
  • Large field of view over several rows
  • Increased working precision
  • Efficient weed control

Camera steering system ROW-GUARD

Camera steering
system ROW-GUARD

  • Precision guiding system
  • Even at high working speeds
  • Easy, user-friendly interface
  • Large field of view over several rows
  • Increased working precision
  • Efficient weed control

The ROW-GUARD camera steering system guides hoes precisely, even in high speed. Via a control unit in the tractor cabin the precision guidance system can be adjusted comfortably. The picture captured by the camera is being analyzed on spots with a high concentration of green pixel. With help of the available information about row configuration of the crop (row spacing, number of rows, etc.) a raster is put on top of the picture. This data builds the basis for the information provided to the offset frame which guides the hoe exactly in between the rows.

 

 

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