The next generation of grain cart scale indicators is the Agrimatics Libra app and hardware. It attaches directly to the grain cart so as to communicate wirelessly to the agrimatics libra app running on a tablet or smartphone inside the tractor. The advantage of this app is that the data is stored in the cloud on the Internet so that farmers can concentrate on its functions and capabilities and not be concerned with complex information technology hardware and software.
How It Works
A Bluetooth transmitter is installed on the grain cart and is wired with the junction box connected to the weigh bars. A smartphone or tablet on the tractor uses wireless communications with the grain cart to become the scale indicator.
Truck and combine operators can then monitor operations using their mobile devices. They can do so within about four hundred feet of the grain cart, so they do not need to be near do their measurements.
By using the Internet, which provides connectivity to the cloud, an entire measurement operation becomes unified. Transactions of crop flow can be emailed, and harvest data can be stored in the cloud for future access.
The Aromatics Libra provides numerous new capabilities for the grain cart scale. It can automatically determine how much grain was unloaded from a cart and uses display filtering to stabilize the weight when driving over rough terrain. Unload transactions can be recorded automatically or manually, and if the mobile device supports GPS, the GPS location of every load can be logged so there is a built-in audit of production.
The app supports an unlimited number of fields, destinations, trucks, and commodities, which can all be edited as needed. The accumulated load can be viewed on each truck, field, and bin.
An unlimited number of devices can see the live weight from the device and can independently calculate the weight to be deducted from a load. This allows the combine operator to calibrate the yield monitor right from their smartphone.
Weights and totals can be displayed in bushels, pounds or kilograms so an operator can view these amounts in those units which are most familiar.
With this wireless capability between the grain cart and the tractor, there are no complicated menus and buttons with the additional benefit of cloud connectivity to the grain cart.