Intellislope® Tile Plow Control System
Ag Leader’s Intellislope® simplifies the process of installing field drainage tile by using an RTK GPS receiver to install tile with a positive grade through the entire run. This eliminates the need for laser surveying equipment, which can be subject to weather conditions, and adjustments to keep the plow on grade in changing topography.
Improve your fields from the bottom up
Are you getting the most out of your fields? Installing field drainage tile improves soil tilth for better root development, lengthens planting windows and provides better nutrient access for crops by removing excess moisture from the soil profile. The Intellislope functionality is available through the InCommand® 1200 display and provides tile plow control for installing field drainage tile easily and effectively.
Easy Installation, Planning, and Record Keeping
Can be done ahead of time with an ATV, or at the time of installation with the tile plow utilizing RTK GPS. Collect surveys by driving over the path where tile needs to be placed to collect the surface elevation.
Enter the desired minimum/maximum and target depths, as well as the minimum grade to drain excess water from the field. This can be done in the field or with the SMS™ Advanced Water Management Module.
Use the plan you created to install tile using AutoTile® to adjust the depth of the plow automatically. You can also use Grade control or Pitch control modes as needed.
Grade and Pitch Control
If you have used lasers in the past to install tile, Grade Control allows you to install in a similar way using GPS rather than lasers. This mode allows you to set the desired grade to install tile. If needed, you can also use grade breaks to shallow up but keep the same grade.
If your RTK GPS signal is lost, use Pitch Control mode (with a pitch plow) to finish the run. This mode uses the pitch sensor in the Water Management Module to guide the plow at a specific pitch. This mode is intended to keep you at your desired pitch in case of a lost signal but is not meant for large-scale installs.
Benefits of Water Management
- Increase field operation windows and reduce field compaction.
- Reduce yield-robbing effects of denitrification due to poor drainage.
- Provide deeper root zone and earlier soil warm up for better crop development.
- Eliminate hassles associated with laser surveying equipment.
- Do-it-yourself tile planning, recording and installation.
- Tile on your schedule with equipment you already own.
It has been one of the better purchases we have made in some time. – Steve Berger, Wellman, IA
|How tiling can pay for itself in increased yield||Corn*||Soybeans*||Wheat**|
|Avg. gain in production with tile installed (bu/ac)||24||11||8|
|Avg. market value of grain||$4.50||$11||$7.50|
|Net additional profit per year||$108/acre||$121/acre||$60/acre|
*The Ohio State University Bulletin 871-98
**Various university studies
3 reasons you won’t want to tile any other way!
Intellislope offers unmatched drainage tiling productivity by eliminating manual grade calculations, laser tripod setup and repositioning hassles. This removes many of the irrigation challenges that growers have faced in the past, allowing them to tile their fields on their own time, while doing it more economically than hiring contractors.
Let our products do the work and free up your time. AutoTile mode allows you to drive over the path where tile needs to be installed to survey the soil profile. Plan the depth and grade of the tile, and allow the Ag Leader display to control the depth and grade as you install.
Intellislope works with pitch tile plows, including the Soil-Max® Gold Digger®. Survey and installation data is logged and can be archived into mapping programs such as SMS™ Basic or Advanced software to track for future reference and tile system additions.
Promote Root Development
Encourages deeper root development and healthier crops.
Leads to shallow root growth and poor plant development.
The Value of Data
Data from your field is an invaluable resource to help you make better management decisions.
- Utilize your existing yield maps to determine where tile is needed on your farm.
- Take advantage of automated Soil Survey downloads to have additional reference layers for planning your tile installation.
- Track yield improvements where tile has been installed.
Soil-Max® Gold Digger
The Next Gen Tile Plow
Do you want to install drainage tile but fear the investment of doing it yourself? The Gold Digger makes tiling affordable and effective. Utilizing the tractor you already own and our cutting-edge, user-friendly tile plow, you can tile your land for 1/3 the price of outsourcing the job.Learn More