|Imagine having a single control system with the
capability of managing all of your application tasks from the simplest
to the most demanding. From variable rate seeding with fertilizing to
multiple product application of dry and/or liquid products at the same
time, the Mid-Tech Legacy 6000 system does it all.
The tasks can be done individually or all together with a single
console using Mid-Tech’s new Legacy 6000 system. It’s built of modular
components combined to make a custom fit in each installation. This
flexibility opens a wider range of options than ever before. It also
means this system is uniquely capable of supporting future growth
quickly, easily and without duplicating your investment.
There are four modules in all. The console in the cab is one of
these modules and the one with which people are most familiar. The
other modules manage product control, the switches in the system like
those that regulate boom sections on a sprayer or seed bins in an air
seeder, and other network functions. All modules are linked together
with a single, heavyduty communications and power cable, or bus.
When we say flexible, we mean it. An application requiring multiple
product control would simply use a Product Control Module for each
channel. The Switch Sense Module likewise monitors up to 20 boom
sections. If there were 30 boom sections to manage, an additional
Switch Sense Module connected to the network would instantly expand
Adding a module is easy. It’s about the size of a paperback book
and can be mounted anywhere on the chassis. It plugs into the network
and is instantly recognized. Software wizards guide you through the
set-up process. Servicing the system in the field is just as simple,
with built-in diagnostic tools to make the job easy.
What makes this system so flexible and robust? It is a CAN bus
system, a Controller Area Network, connected by a high-speed cable or
bus, which allows a vast amount of information to be shared across the
system. This self-managing system constantly monitors its own
operational status, and reports any inconsistencies to the operator
before they become a problem. It’s an entirely new way of looking at
product control and how to manage it.