The agricultural industry utilizes numerous advancements for more efficient production and harvest managers. Such advancements in the farming sector provide greater efficiency and faster throughput of yields, especially for producers for bulk and high volume crops.
Among the advancements farmers can leverage are payload management solutions that aid in weighing and value calculate of their harvests. The good thing about these advancements is that they will work effectively to assure harvests are valued accurately, as well as distributed properly for shipping.
Payload management systems aid in the weighing and scanning of crop loads on trucks. However, scale manufacturers know that most farmers and agricultural producers need more affordable solutions compared to the common $10k+ weighbridge scale system. Furthermore, using high-end scales increase maintenance expenses due to their heavy-duty construction, so these additional fees are also taken into consideration.
For these reasons, certain payload management systems work better than others, depending on the farmer. Below we highlight three of the most advanced solutions that enable farmers and agricultural producers to calculate and manage yield loads accurately and quickly.
Load Scanner System
A load scanner system will scan the truck beds of loaded haul trucks while in transit. Since scanning is done while the vehicle is moving, many people do not think that they will get accurate measurement. Nevertheless, the modern system guarantees accurate calculation and measurement, which will be beneficial for record-taking purposes, especially since producers need to make sure that their items are priced and delivered correctly.
The advantage of using these advancements is users can access the measurement using the integrated software that comes with the load scanner system. Users can use the software to check whether the weight is delivered at their right location or not. The software is optimized to ensure the system will communicate properly with the hardware and deliver accurate reading.
On-board scales are heavy-duty weighing scales that are integrated right on trucks and farming equipment, making them portable units that don’t require additional or external components. Clients ordering these scales can customize the installation procedures based on the trucks that they are using for delivery and harvesting.
In addition to haul trucks and other common farming vehicles, on-board scales are also beneficial for grain carts and skid steers. Using on-board scales with carts and trucks minimizes the time for measuring and loading products for delivery. The cart will measure the products immediately instead of transferring them to weighing scales then preparing them for delivery or production. Another advantage is manufacturers ensure that they will be durable to withstand the fast-paced environment in harvest sites.
Rail scales, also known as railroad scales, train scales, or rail car scales, are installed directly according to rail scale design. It is a heavy duty system that is considered as among the portable weighing system beneficial for everyone in the field. The weight system also complies with the standards set by authorities and installed in serviceable railroad scales.
Unlike the other weighing systems, these scales are installed right on the rail tracks. They will scan train cabs’ weight the moment they passed on the scale-integrated rails. It sends accurate results to integrating software systems for monitoring purposes.
Overall, the agriculture field will benefit from payload management solutions that are now widely available in the industry. Utilizing these systems help companies be more competitive in the industry, especially if they want to make sure their products are delivered at the right place and at the right time.