Truck Crop Yield Monitor
The Result of Joint Venture
This product is a joint adventure with KB Manufacturing of Fisher, MN.
KB provides the load cells and hardware for a truck weight monitoring system.
GK adds the PC & software to make a complete yield monitoring / mapping system which has been tested for over 10 years.
This allows users to track individual loads back to the location in the field, also watch a yield coverage map be created while harvesting.
One of the bogie wheels on each side of a chain is replaced with a bogie mounted on a load cell.
For mini-tank harvesters with a scrub chain, the scrub chain is the preferred location. This allows for full use of the tank with no effect on yield mapping.
If it is not a mini-tank harvester, then the load cells are mounted in the truck loading conveyor.
This senses conveyor speed and allows the monitor to calculate a lbs/sec of sugar beet flow.
The leads from the load cells and the conveyor speed sensor come together into a junction box and one 1/4" wire is sent to the tractor cab for hooking to the display.
Beet Yield Monitor for the Tablet PC
- Select the “Field” in the upper right box
- Select the “Crop” in the upper right box
- Select the “Variety” in the upper right box
- Click “Start”
- View harvest information in the lower right box