Operation scenario

 

The foreseen operation scenario of the harvesting machine(s) depends for one part on the size of a farm. For smaller farms automated harvesting with AutoSpar will not be cost effective. For bigger farms with long dams (≥ 100 Meter) and field sizes of min 1 ha per area the following operation scenario is suggested.
One person is operation three AutoSpar machines at the same time as follows:


>Step 1

The operator places the first machine on the first dam, sets the machine to ‘Auto’ and is letting it run off.

Step 1

>Step 2

The operator places the second machine on the second dam, sets the machine to ‘Auto’ and is letting it run off.

Step 2

>Step 3

The operator places the third machine on the third dam, sets the machine to ‘Auto’ and is letting it run off. Once all three machine are running along the dams the operator will walk to the far end of the field (a bike might be advisable), waiting for the first machine to reach the end of the dam.

Step 3

>Step 4

In manual mode the operator drives the first machine off the dam. There he empties out the asparagus collection boxes. He replaces the first machine on the fourth dam, sets it back to ‘Auto’ and is letting it run off.

Step 4

>Step 5

In manual mode the operator drives the second machine off the dam. There he empties out the asparagus collection boxes. He replaces the second machine on the fifth dam, sets it back to ‘Auto’ and is letting it run off.

Step 5

>Step 6

In manual mode the operator drives the third machine off the dam. There he empties out the asparagus collection boxes. He replaces the third machine on the sixth dam, sets it back to ‘Auto’ and is letting it run off.

Step 6

Once the third machine has been replaced to a dam the operator continues the operation with ‘Step 3’.