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"High Tech" Video Camera Makes Field Work Easier
A new high resolution video system designed for use with big equipment lets you follow a wheel track or furrow marker without having to strain to see it, greatly reducing opera-tor fatigue.
"It lets you focus on your driving without having to look back or off to the side all the time," says Chuck Campbell, Campbell Sales, North Battleford, Sask.
The "CamTrak" uses a specially-designed color video camera that feeds high clarity images to a cab-mounted color monitor that's 7 1/4 in. wide, 4 1/2 in. high, and 2 1/4 in. deep. The camera and monitor operate off any 12-volt system and can be quickly transferred between different machines.
"The camera is equipped with a high speed shutter system that takes about 15,000 images per second, which greatly reduces the affect of vibration," says Campbell. "We tested it last year on air seeders, high clearance sprayers, and combines with great results. It has unlimited auto focus, allowing you to see objects clearly from 1 in. to 1 1/2 miles away from the camera. The system comes with two camera units, a monitor, and 60 ft. of cable. You can mount a separate set of wires on each implement so you just have to move the cameras and monitor.
"What's unique about this system is that it gives you clear pictures on moving field equipment. Conventional video could not handle the constant vibration, monitor the grain tank, or focus on the unloading auger.
"You can move the camera units anywhere. For example, on a combine you might want to use them to monitor the grain tank or focus on the unloading auger."
Sells for $4,000 (Canadian).
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Campbell Sales, Box 1476, North Battleford, Sask., Canada S9A 3W1 (ph 888 891-9929 or 306 445-0305).

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #2