Cameras a welcome tool at harvest
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.