Pathfinder St-10

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ST-10 - FRAME MOUNT

The ST-10 is available independently as a skid-mounted system for use on 3rd party implements such as strip-till and applicator toolbars.

The polymer tanks are designed to be configured for multiple  applications. They will soon be available with liquid fertilizer or pressurized air system upgrade kits. In the case of the liquid upgrade, the ST-10 will have the unique capability to deliver liquid and dry product on the same steerable frame. The pressurized upgrade brings the highly accurate Salford air seeding metering system to the ST-10 and allow product to be delivered reliably to wider implements. 

FEATURES

 Pathfinder ST-10

More Accurate Fertilizer Blends

ST-10 models can carry two separate commodities with their 60/40 split tanks.  Blending is done right at the meter, rather than in the air line.  This ensures the most accurate blend possible.  The ST-10 has 2 separate tanks.

Roller Metering

ST-Series applicators use peg roller meters, which excel at metering seed or fertilizer. Compared to auger metering these rollers offer greater accuracy, are less susceptible to plugging, are easier to change and do not grind product.  Peg rollers are equipped with brushes for self cleaning. Low rate rollers available for cover crop and micro nutrients.

ST-10 – Poly, Individually Scaled Tanks & 4-Section Metering

The ST-10 offers new capabilities and new level of refinement.  Its new, light weight polymer bins are translucent and allow an additional visual indicator of the bin level along with standard bin level sensors.  The overall capacity of 10-tons of fertilizer is split between a forward 4-Ton tanks and rear 6-Ton tank – both of which can be scaled individually.  Large, easy to open lids and sloped sides makes filling with tender trucks simple and efficient.

Snap-in meter rollers, spring-loaded gates and a full-width removable panel below the air manifold take the hassle out of unloading.  The meter rollers themselves are now an accurate pegged style rollers similar to Salford’s air seeding systems.  The new rollers offer a wider range of application rates and are available with standard and low rate peg sizes.

The new 4-section metering system retains the reliable, low maintenance and user-friendly aspects of the Valmar-designed ST6 and ST8 with the added ability to turn up to 4-sections per product on or off based on application maps.  An optional ISOBUS control system allows connectivity to ISOBUS compliant cab consoles*.  Mechanical engagement of the meters is achieved via electric clutches; a proven approach that has already seen extensive use on other Salford Valmar products.

*Options must be requested at order.

 
 Aer Certified ISO Bus
 Pathfinder ST-10 metering system component (1/2)
 
 Pathfinder ST-10 metering system component (2/2)
 
 

Both metering systems deliver product to a single funnel that drops in to a common venturi air stream for the highest possible blending accuracy and efficiency.  There is no need to run two sets of air lines to the application knife as all the blending happens right at the metering system.  The air manifold and funnels are only connected to one metering system to maintain scale reading integrity.

The number of air outlets is determined by the funnel/air manifold assembly, which can be easily changed by simply unbolting it from the metering system.  Updating from a 12-outlet to 16-outlet system can be achieved in a matter of minutes.  A 20” fan driven by a 12cc hydraulic motor spins at up to 5900 rpm to provide plenty of air at high rates.  By maintaining a set pressure in the air plenum behind the venturi manifold, a constant, reliable airflow can be achieved regardless of the number of outlets.

Section Control Ready
ST-Series models are capable of ISOBUS compatible section control.  The ST-6 and ST-10 metering system is split into four sections for the most accurate, cost effective application.

SPECS

HOPPER

Hopper Capacity: 300 cu ft (120 /180 cu ft) 10 Tons (4 / 6 ton)

Tank Configuration: Two compartments

METERING

- Plastic peg meters rollers with brush for self cleaning

- Manual hopper bottom shut-off slide gates

- PWM Valve

- Meter encoder, Fan speed sensor, Bin level sensor

- Low rate rollers available

IMPLEMENT MOUNTING

- Skid mounting available - contact dealer

*ST-10 does not come standard with mounting hardware.

HYDRAULIC REQUIREMENTS

- Requires 30-42 gpm @ 2800 psi (single fan or dual fan)

- Case drain required

- Hoses to tractor not included

OPTIONS

- Tow hitch for anhydrous ammonia carts

- Adaptor hitch for pickups

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