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Kincaid recently acquired SRES to provide even more solutions for our customers!

Global Plot Management Systems Kincaid Manufacturing Equipment

The Global Plot Management Software Package

Kincaid Equipment Manufacturing recently acquired Seed Research Equipment Solutions (SRES) to provide even more solutions for our customers, including the Global Plot Management (GPM) software package. The one-of-a-kind software package is totally wrapped in Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) environments. The patent-pending way of laying out plots over any shape file makes locating plots fast and easy. The same plot map can then be used for other tasks like grid sampling for soil and spraying.

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Download and Install GPM

To download and install the GPM software package, click on the install link for the desired version below. You may also view/download the installation instructions. If you have questions, you may contact us at (620) 465-2204.

GPM Modules Available

  • Universal Planter Module

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    Universal Planter Module

    The Universal Planter Module can be used to lay out plots for use on any planter or drill. The module makes it very easy to create the size of plot and alleyway, as well as lay out the whole field. You can rotate the plot to make it fit in any field and line up with whatever planting orientation.

     

    Features

    • You can create buffers around your plots. This makes it easy to put your plot exactly where you want it from the comfort of your office. You have, at your fingertips, all of the markings that were done in general mapping. You can turn these on and off with the click of the mouse.
    • The Universal Planter Module is then connected to any planter and can be used to plant your plots exactly where you had them laid out.
      • The gray area is the alleyway.
      • The blue lines show the tractor path on each pass.
      • The red lines are the center of your alleyway.
      • Plots are numbered by range and plot, so you always know where you are in the field while planting.

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    FAQs

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      Can this be used to control other equipment?

      Yes, as its name states, it can be used universally to trip Almaco, Wintersteiger, Kincaid, Hege, Haldrup and any other brand. This includes planters, cones and drills.

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      What is included in the Universal System?

      The Universal System includes both the general mapping module and the universal module. These patent-pending modules allow you to overlay background images, soil data, pivot irrigation tracks, lidar, etc., behind your plot map.

  • Application Module

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    Application Module

    The Application Module takes the guesswork out of spraying plots, building on the mapping that has already been done. Fields are laid out ahead of time, saving valuable time in the field and allowing for more trials to be done in a day.

     

    Details

    • Since the Application Module is GPS-controlled, it won’t spray the wrong plot by accident. It only sprays what you set up, and only in the plot you set it to spray. If you are not in the plot or in the wrong place, it won’t spray.
    • With the Application Module, you can be assured of uniform spray application across all treatments, which makes your data more consistent.
    • Adding the Application Module to your equipment will add to your bottom line in two ways: faster, more accurate spraying and better, more consistent data.

    FAQs

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      What type of sprayers can this be used on?

      The Application Module is designed to turn any multi-boom system on or off.

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      Can I use this module for other equipment?

      Yes, the Application Module can be installed on other equipment that needs to be turned on and off on a per plot basis. For example, we have controlled fertilizer applications on a planter, as well as insecticide hoppers.

  • Step 4 Control Module

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    Step 4 Control Module

    The Step 4 Control Module takes your research into the future today. The module is the most technologically advanced yet simple research planter control package on the market. All of this is done and controlled on any basic Windows computer.

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      Why is the Step 4 Control Module superior to the competition?

      • The module can plant random plot lengths, not just multiples.
      • The module can plant a three times population from plot to plot.
      • The module adjusts alleyways based on speed. Therefore, your alleyways will line up even if you change speeds from pass to pass.

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      What GPS system do you require?

      The GPM software package can use any RTK GPS signal from any brand, including John Deere, Trimble, etc.

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      Can you import other GIS shape files?

      Yes, the GPM software package is a full-blown GIS mapping system. You can import any generic shape file, including soil maps, harvest data, lidar, etc.

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      Does your system trip outside of the plot?

      No. The GPM software package uses geofencing to only send trip signals within the plot boundaries.

  • General Mapping Module

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    General Mapping Module

    The General Mapping Module is the foundation for your plots. Satellite images can be downloaded free from the Internet to get a starting field. Any shape file or GIS map can be used to discover where your plots will be. It is a full-blown GPS mapping system that is easy to use and very powerful. The module can also be used to go out and map points and boundaries in the field using GPS. You can log paths or simple points.

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    FAQs

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      What GPS system do you require?

      The GPM software package can use any RTK GPS signal from any brand, including John Deere, Trimble, etc.

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      What does the General Mapping Module do?

      • It is a full-blown GIS mapping software.
      • You can map the boundary of a field.
      • You can map a pivot irrigation track.
      • You can map low areas and waterways.
      • Any other feature in your field
      • All of these features can be used in any other module.

  • Certified Harvest Data Module

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    Certified Harvest Data Module

    The Certified Harvest Data Module is a new harvest data collection system that allows you to use the same map for planting, spraying and harvesting. It is compatible with any brand of research combine and is USDA GIPSA/FGIS certified as UGMA compatible. The module allows you to harvest with or without GPS.

     

    Specifications

    • Total Weight Accuracy: +/- 0.1 lbs.
    • Test Weight: +/- 0.8 lb./bu.
    • Moisture: +/- 0.5%
    • Calibration Requirements: None (USDA certified downloadable curves)
    • Minimum Capacity: 1.5 lbs. (Minimum quantity may change based on combined and crop.)
    • Total Capacity: Standard is 50 lbs. (Extended capacity add-ons available.)
    • Cycle Time: 10 seconds
    • Crops: Corn, soybeans, sorghum, wheat, sunflowers and more

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