Robocrop - Guided Hoes
Robocrop is the original and best crop imaging system which achieves excellent row following by viewing multiple crop rows over a large area. Utilising the Robocrop grid matching technique accurate row following is possible even on narrow row cereals and multi line (carrot type) rows.
Images are analysed at a rate of 30 frames per second and the direction of the hoe adjusted via a hydraulic sideshift with anti backlash action. Accuracy is generally 15mm at the camera or with the addition of soil engaging discs better than 10mm accuracy is possible.
Forward speeds of up to 12kph are common and higher speeds have been successfully employed. Garford hoes have been specially adapted to cope with these extreme speeds. Special pressure rams keep the soil engaging components in work and improve penetration in hard conditions. Garford Slash blades ensure no “slip by” of weeds adjacent to the row and also provide good foliage clearance to prevent stripping.