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Stocks Ag has a new mid-range controller for its range of pneumatic, gravity-fed and spinning disc applicators.

Stocks AG are now offering our new mid-range Jackal controller as an option on their range of pneumatic precision and spinning disc applicators.

Stocks AG have chosen the JACKAL because of its versatility in all conditions and is brought up to date annually with new and innovative software.

With key-pad menu navigation, the Jackal is an easy to operate, robust, compact unit that provides users with a whole raft of functionality. Critically its ability to process either a radar or gearbox speed signal from the tractor’s seven-pin ISO socket means it can deliver forward speed-related rate control. It can also be supplied with a GPS receiver for this purpose. 

The large easily read characters on the backlit LCD screen provide real-time read-outs of application rates, forward speed, area worked, fan status and hopper level. Programmable ‘Hotkeys’ allow the operator to switch between two pre-set application rates as well as enabling on-the-move rate adjustment. 

Slotting in between the base-specification VS-2 control box and the top-end colour touchscreen i-CON, the addition of the Jackal provides purchasers of Stocks’ Turbo Jet, Rotor Meter, Fan Jet Plus, Maxi Meter and Micro Meter applicators with three cost options and three different levels of functionality. 

While the toggle-switch and dial-operated entry-level VS-2 offers manual rate control adjustment and certain preset options, the mid-range Jackal now provides real-time machine status monitoring and speed-related rate control. Meanwhile the top-spec i-CON delivers touchscreen functionality with the facility to handle variable application rates via maps uploaded by USB or SD card. 

The Jackal control box makes calibration of any applicator a simple operation. At the touch of a button, it prompts the metering unit to dispense a given amount of product. With that weighed, the computer will make adjustments to metering roller speed to ensure the most precise application rates. 

Moving to this ultra-accurate system means it is now possible to meter out product at incredibly low rates down to below 1kg/ha – particularly useful when spreading granular products such as Avadex or when sowing hybrid brassicas such as OSR. 

Stocks Ag Jackal Control Box

Stocks AG Applicator - mid-range control box

Technical Drawing of Jackal Control Box

Moving to this ultra-accurate system means it is now possible to meter out product at incredibly low rates down to below 1kg/ha – particularly useful when spreading granular products such as Avadex or when sowing hybrid brassicas such as OSR.