Cam­eras a wel­come tool at har­vest

Countryman - - GERALDTON AREA -

With hay-mak­ing and the grain har­vest now upon us, farm­ers and ma­chin­ery op­er­a­tors are con­stantly think­ing of ways to speed up their op­er­a­tion.

With strate­gi­cally lo­cated cam­eras, the shift­ing of grain can be made quickly and safely.

Op­er­a­tors no longer need to climb the sides of bins to view grain load­ing, but can watch what is hap­pen­ing from their seat or plat­form and stay in reach of con­trol levers.

Sev­eral Aus­tralian chaser bin man­u­fac­tur­ers have re­alised this and are now fit­ting their bins with cam­eras from Cen­tral Wheat­belt Im­ports.

CW Im­ports has been sup­ply­ing cam­eras and screens to the Aus­tralian mar­ket for 12 years.

Over this time, the com­pany has built up an out­stand­ing rep­u­ta­tion for sup­ply­ing ro­bust, long-last­ing equip­ment.

Strate­gi­cally lo­cated cam­eras en­able augers to run more ef­fi­ciently and out-load grain faster.

Cam­eras are also used in truck grain bowls to mon­i­tor grain load­ing, again mak­ing it safer and faster for truck driv­ers to load.

With many har­vesters now fit­ted with chaff carts, cam­eras are used to mon­i­tor the chaff cart op­er­a­tion.

With an in­creas­ing range of adapter har­nesses, CW Im­ports is able to run its cam­eras on many fac­tory-fit screens in ma­chin­ery cabs.

One CW Im­ports grower client had a chaff cart that was very power hun­gry and, at night, was con­stantly drop­ping volts, caus­ing all sorts of elec­tri­cal drop-outs.

The har­vester had four ad­di­tional lights in­stalled on its roof. CW Im­ports sug­gested a pack­age of re­plac­ing the six stan­dard ma­chine lights with power-ef­fi­cient LED and re­mov­ing the four ex­tra lights.

This new light com­bi­na­tion not only pro­vided more us­able light with no shad­ows — al­low­ing higher night-time op­er­at­ing speeds along with re­duced fa­tigue, re­sult­ing in lower main­te­nance bills — but it also solved the power drop-outs.

For more in­for­ma­tion on how cam­eras will fit in­di­vid­ual re­quire­ments or for a light pack­age for ma­chin­ery, con­tact CW Im­ports owner Craig Gorfin on 9335 2700 or see a lo­cal dealer.

A Cen­tral Wheat­belt Im­ports cam­era in­stalled on an auger.

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