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

The Step 4 Controls Package

If you have selected or purchased a Standard Research Planter, Flex Planter or Ultra-Narrow Planter from Kincaid Equipment Manufacturing, which recently acquired Seed Research Equipment Solutions (SRES), then the Step 4 Controls Package may be right for you. It features the most technologically advanced yet simplest to use patented controls. You will benefit from a 100 percent Global Positioning System (GPS)-controlled variable rate planter.

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Step 4 Controls Kincaid Manufacturing Equipment

Planter Compatibility

The Step 4 Controls Package is compatible on the below Kincaid planters:

  • Standard Research Planter
  • Flex Planter
  • Ultra-Narrow Planter
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  • Step 4 Controls Details

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    Step 4 Controls Details

    • The Step 4 Controls Package takes your research into the future today. It is the most technologically advanced yet simplest to use research planter control package on the market. Everything is done and controlled on any basic Windows computer.
    • Create field plots from the comfort of your office, view field plot layouts on your computer screen and detect pivot irrigation tracts, waterways, drainage canals, field obstructions, poor growing areas, gravel spots, etc.
    • More accurate than tapes or measuring wheels, the Step 4 Controls Package only takes one person to lay out an entire field, giving an automatic AB line without driving it.
    • It’s simple to verify your field boundaries with 360-degree rotation of your plots, guaranteeing the plot to be square without marking an AB line.
    • The Step 4 Controls Package also allows you to plant when you get to the field, tripping the planter with perfection and no extra or missing packets at the end of the first pass.
    • All points in a plot are traceable and GPS-compatible with any RTK signal.
    • You can change layouts in the field in minutes with random plot lengths and populations.
  • Step 4 Controls Features

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    Step 4 Controls Features

    The Step 4 Controls Package, utilizing the Global Plot Management software package, is the most advanced planting system in the industry. Its functions are almost unlimited. Listed below are just a few of those functions.

    • Uses a rugged Windows computer
    • Utilizes unlimited randomized populations, programmed before planting or on the fly during planting
    • Pre-field setups and field plot layouts can be done from the comfort of your office, prior to going to the field, minimizing settings after you arrive at the planting location.
    • Infinite seed spacing can be set prior to the field or at the field location.
    • The display shows seeds being dropped and number of seeds planted in a plot length; you can change this in the field by population or seeds per plot.
    • The plot lengths are preset, assuring consistency in the rows and alley lengths with no need to trim.
    • Full and complete field mapping, including any GIS overlay maps like satellite imagery or soil maps
    • Just type in your plot lengths and alley lengths, and it automatically sets them.
    • A self-contained electrical system with alternator and battery is standard equipment.Vacuum chambers for collecting excess seeds
    • The compressor can be used for auxiliary functions.

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