Can anyone tell me if I can connect a Trimble 500 to MT3405F II to variable rate spray - no section control, just VR?
3 Options:Yep, had a look at that & it seems it should but ..... I haven't been able to get any one to confirm that yet.
If I ask Trimble people they say: "no, you need to pull it all out & fit a Trimble system etc. etc. etc."
Same goes for AgLeader. As usual sometimes you get baffled with BS & all I want is a straight answer so I can make an informed decision.
I could well be better off just fitting a 750 to do the VR I want & forget the MT but info would help.
Yes the RS232 is something I don't know what it actually does, or can do. I've asked MT but have no reply just yet.3 Options:
1: Use existing EZ-Guide 500 with an EZ-Boom and VR Unlock passcode (if doing prescriptions)
2: Use a CFX-75- with Field-IQ & VR Unlock passcode (if doing prescriptions)
3: If the MT Controller has the ability to take external GPS signal, use the EZ-Guide 500 to feed GPS into the MT via RS232 port, and let the MT do the Rate Control - looking at the manual for this controller, I don't believe that this is an option for this model, so you are more than likely looking at the top 2 options.
EZ-Boom's are getting harder to find as they (and the EZ-Guide 500) have been superceded, but there are used ones around (I have a couple).
The CFX-750 can communicate directly with some controllers using the Trimble Universal Variable Rate protocol, but I don't think the MT3405 is supported in this way. I saw what looked like an RS232 port on the back of the display, but there is no mention in the MicroTrak material about it's use.