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Tractor ploughing

Draft Control Benefits

Prevent Tractor Engine Overload

Draft control systems use load cell technology to automatically control a tractor’s three-point hitch. The field terrain affects the plowing depth of the tractor’s attachments, such as a v-plow or bottom plow. Rough terrains cause more strain on the hitch, leading to more fuel consumption, wear of the tractor, and less tilling efficiency. The presence of draft control on the tractor helps create an intuitive way to balance the draft on the tractor hitch.

  • Reduced tractor wear
  • Less fuel consumption
  • Operator safety
  • Traction control
  • Even tilling on rolling or rough terrain
  • Reduced plowing time

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Draft Control Systems

Draft Control Systems

Engineered for Greater Efficiency and Reduced Cost

Transcell engineers design custom force sensor solutions to create an efficient draft control system that supports your agriculture application.

We incorporate load pins into draft control systems for three-point hitching, as well as wired or wireless connectivity for real-time automated or manual response monitoring. Our load-cell technology offers instant and more accurate readings compared to hydraulic feedback systems.

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Components for Draft Control Systems

Load Pins

One or more load pins provide feedback from the farm implement.
  • Single pin connects to instruments for readouts or automation.
  • Multiple pins feed signals into a junction box or summing card.

Wireless Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Wireless Transmitter – This Bluetooth device connects directly to load cell output wiring, transmitting the signal to a nearby smartphone or computer.
  • RF Transmitter – The UHF business band radio device connects directly to the load cell, transmitting to a dedicated receiver.
  • Wi-Fi – The standard protocol bridges the load cell with a PC via Wi-Fi/virtual Ethernet port, PC/PLC via RS485/RS232, point-to-point browser connections on computers, tablets, and smartphones, multiple load cells, and W series instruments.

Digital I/O

Our engineering team will help you integrate automated functions with Digital I/O systems.

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Tailored engineering solutions produce greater value. Transcell’s team of engineers helps you develop the draft control system that increases your tractor life span and productivity.

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