Source: Topcon Agriculture news release
Topcon Agriculture announces the release of the NORAC Tillage Depth Control (TDC) system, leveraging the same core technology used on the industry leading NORAC Boom Height Control system. The system utilizes ultrasonic sensors to automatically compensate for differing soil types and terrains, while maintaining the correct implement depth.
“Topcon Agriculture is a technology company that is merging the strengths of all of our acquired brands into advanced products that create tremendous value for our customers, dealers, and OEM’s,” said Brian Sorbe, vice president of product solutions and IoT business development for Topcon Agriculture.
“We see the tillage tool as a powerful platform for sensors and the collection of valuable agronomic data for the producer. This product is the first of several steps we are taking in the progression to intelligent tillage,” said Sorbe.
NORAC TDC is designed to turn tillage into a high-tech operation, regardless of tractor type. It is designed as a “set it and forget it” system that will automatically hit the correct cutting depth in all conditions and terrains. In addition, operators can expect more accuracy than competitive systems, due to the patented technology powering the NORAC ultrasonic sensors.
“The NORAC TDC system is not confined to any one brand, age or model of tillage equipment, nor is it reliant on a Topcon display for operation. Rather, it can be installed on any trailed tillage tool with hydraulic lift and utilize a factory display that supports ISOBUS Virtual Terminal functionality,” said Sorbe. “The system is bringing precision tillage farming for use even on tractors not equipped with the latest technical capabilities.”
With the increased accuracy, the TDC system is designed to ensure tillage is done correctly with easy operation and minimal hassle. The automatic system reduces soil compaction and slippage in wet conditions, as well as increasing fuel and time efficiencies in the field.