Easy Installation, Planning, and Record Keeping
Can be done ahead of time with an ATV, or at the time of installation with the tile plow utilizing RTK GPS. Collect surveys by driving over the path where tile needs to be placed to collect the surface elevation.
Enter the desired minimum/maximum and target depths, as well as the minimum grade to drain excess water from the field. This can be done in the field or with the SMS TM Advanced Water Management Module.
Use the plan you created to install tile using AutoTile® to adjust the depth of the plow automatically. Grade control or pitch control modes can also be used as needed.
Grade & Pitch Control
Plow Control Systems Simplified
If you have used laser-equipped drainage plows in the past, our Grade Control will be a welcome innovation using GPS instead of lasers to make tile installation simpler and smarter. GPS allows you to set the desired grade to install tile and if needed, use grade breaks to shallow up but keep the same grade.
If your RTK GPS signal is ever lost, Pitch Control mode (with a pitch plow) can finish the run. This functional mode uses the pitch sensor in the Water Management Module to guide the plow at a specific pitch.
The Value of Data
Accurate field data is an invaluable resource in helping you make better management decisions
- Utilize your existing yield maps to determine where tile is needed on your farm.
- Take advantage of automated Soil Survey downloads to have additional reference layers for planning your tile installation.
- Track yield improvements where tile has been installed.