SPECIFICATION

X35 Apollo System

  • The X35 Apollo is a controller, that automatically adjusts the transmissions (6000 Series) or hydraulic drives (7000 Series) to the desired rate based on the calibration factors derived and entered during calibration.
  • During operation, the operator has the option to manually adjust the application rate through the controller.
  • When performing variable rate control, The X35 Apollo, coupled with a GPS receiver will automatically adjust seed and/or fertilizer rates based on a prescription map inputted by the operator.
  • Dual Auto Section Control - the X35 Apollo, coupled with a GPS receiver controls the ASC fertilizer and seed manifolds, and the hydraulic drive metering augers to control product flow to the various sections of the drill based on the as-applied map produced by the controller.
Liquid Controller Package - Bourgault Liquid Fertilizer Cart
  • A liquid controller package is required for connecting the X35 Apollo to a Bourgault liquid fertilizer cart.
    • A fixed rate, ground drive pump (not included) alone would have to be set for the highest output rate the customer will require in that field.
    • The X35 Apollo uses the flow meter to measure flow and bypasses excess back to the top of the tank.
    • This kit provides an ADDITION to an existing liquid system that is fixed rate. It allows the X35 Apollo controller to control rate via the regulating valve/flow meter combination (included) and bypass plumbing (included).
  • What else do I need?
    • A liquid cart with product pump and delivery lines to seeding implement.
    • Seeding implement with liquid distribution kit installed.
Refer to the liquid controller kit drawing for air seeder frame layout:
NH3 Sectional Controller Package - for Raven Controller
  • This interface kit allows the X35 to control rate on 6 to 10 sections of an NH3 system. This is done by adding a second ECU (Electronic Control Unit) in series with the existing ECU on the air seeder cart. This second ECU connects to the existing NH3 control system. The included harnesses connect directly to Raven Boom harnesses.
  • Raven harness part #’s that are required when connecting to Bourgault NH3 auxiliary rate control adapter harness for the Topcon Apollo system are:
    • 6-section:  115-0171-838
    • 8-section:  115-3001-083
    • 9 or 10-section (depending on master valve set-up):  115-3001-185
    • Full 10-section:  115-3001-209
  • When ordered with an air seeder it gets factory installed on the air seeder tank. It connects to the main ECU on the air seeder, and then harnesses run to either the front or back of the air seeder tank, depending on seeding system configuration.
  • The Bourgault Seed Rate Controller software on the X35 is capable of controlling NH3 by turning sections on and off as required to get full coverage of the field.
  • What else do I need?
    • DGPS Receiver to provide GPS signal to X35. NOTE: A signal better than WAAS is recommended.
    • Harness, Boom valves, and control valve/flow meter for NH3 on the seeding implement.
 Refer to the NH3 sectional control drawing (PDF) for layout.
 
Metering System Options
Depending on the Model and Series, you have a choice of how many compartments you want to include metering augers with.  The more metering augers you include on your air seeder, the greater your flexibility in a wide range of application options.  Things to consider when choosing metering options:
Product Scenarios:
  • How many products will I need metered separately?
  • What rates are these products applied at?
  • Which is the most efficient compartment for each of these products to be metered from?
Blending Situations
  • Does the customer currently use a product blend?
  • What are the blending fees?
  • How accurate is that blend for all of his/her land base?
7000 Series Air Seeders
  • The 7000 Series Air Seeders can be ordered with:
    • 3 Tanks Metering - with metering augers mounted to the 1st, 2nd, and 4th tank compartments (ISO & X35 Apollo);
    • 4 Tanks Metering - with metering augers mounted to the 1st, 2nd, and 4th tank compartments and the optional Saddle Tank (5th tank) (ISO & X35 Apollo);
    • 4 Tanks Metering - with metering augers mounted to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th tank compartments (ISO & X35 Apollo);
    • 5 Tanks Metering - with metering augers mounted to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th tank compartments, and the optional Saddle Tank (5th tank) (X35 Apollo only);
  • Refer to the 7000 Series KNEX Integral Tank Design - Specifications for tank splits and different seeding scenarios.
6000 Series Air Seeders
  • The Model 6550ST comes standard equipped with a 2 tank metering system, but can be configured for 3 or 4 tank metering systems. The 3 tank option can be configured with the centre metering auger mounted on tank 2 or tank 3.  Refer to the KNEX Integral Tank Design - 6550ST Specifications for different product application scenarios. (ISO & X35 Apollo)
  • The Model 6450 comes standard equipped with a 2 tank metering system, but can be configured for 3 or 4 tank metering systems. The 3 tank option can be configured with the centre metering auger mounted on tank 2 or tank 3.  Refer to the KNEX Integral Tank Design - 6450 Specifications for different product application scenarios. (ISO & X35 Apollo)
  • The Model 6350 comes standard with 2 tank metering, but can be configured for 3 tank metering (centre tank metering)  Refer to the KNEX Integral Tank Design - 6350 Specifications for more information. (ISO & X35 Apollo)
  • The Model 6280 is only available with 2 tank metering. (ISO & X35 Apollo)
MONITOR HARNESS ADAPTER
  • This harness is required only when a 7000 A/S will be used with a 2012 model year seed drill, or older. Click here to download a PDF schematic of the harness.
  • After Market Blockage Packages for 2015 Topcon Apollo units: An additional "Blockage Ready" or "ASC/Blockage Ready" package harness is required on a LEADING A/S.
Additional Features
  • Auto Steer Capabilities - Add required components to an “Auto Steer Ready” tractor and connect the X35 for complete steering control.

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