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(FARGO, ND, December 27, 2017) – Active Height Control from Amity Technology is the latest development in the next generation of defoliation. Proper defoliation requires the flails to be set to contact the crown of the beet. With the ever-changing dynamics of soil type and condition, beet height, and the changing location of sprayer tracks, setting a defoliator has required compromise. This compromise costs profit in quality of defoliation and flail maintenance. To prevent these issues, Amity Technology has developed the intelligent Active Height Control (AHC) system. Using parameters set in the seat of the tractor, AHC measures beet root height during continuous operation and automatically adjusts the defoliator height to maintain proper flail contact, preventing improper defoliation or root damage. These continuous adjustments benefit producers with decreased penalties and increased tonnage of their crop.
Together with Active Depth Control on Amity Technology sugar beet harvesters, the AHC system on new Amity Technology defoliators allows producers to effectively, consistently, and
efficiently harvest a clean and highly profitable crop. Active Height Control is available now on new 00 and 50 series defoliators for the 2018 harvest season.
Amity Technology, founded in 1996, is one of the world’s leading innovators in the sugar beet equipment industry. Based in Fargo, North Dakota, Amity Technology offers a full line of sugar beet harvesting equipment including defoliators, harvesters, and a beet cart. Amity Technology markets its products worldwide, with special emphasis on North America and the former Soviet Union. More information on the company can be found at www.amitytech.com.