Power-efficient, highly adaptable air cart air distribution uses patented downdraft meter technology, dividing product into equal sections—one for each primary line in the distribution system. Air and product mix in a parallel flow, transitioning smoothly from the meter box to the distribution system.
An agitator bar prevents bridging, providing a constant supply of product to the meter roller. Air valve control at each meter enhances accurate delivery of products that may vary in size and weight. Optional in-cab control is available for enhanced convenience.
Single-shoot delivery (Figure A) means one or more products are blended together in a single distribution system and applied in one zone. The most common single-shoot combinations include applying seed alone, or applying a mixture of seed and fertilizer. You also can apply two types of fertilizer and blend them while banding.
For double-shoot delivery (Figure B), products are placed separately in two zones. By adding a second distribution system, two products can be placed in different zones. Applying fertilizer below and to the side of the seed row is a common double-shoot application.
Triple-shoot delivery (Figure C) adds a third distribution system, which requires an air cart with three tanks. Broadcasting a granular application at the same time as double-shoot placement of seed and fertilizer is one example of this application.