The Meterate dispensing system is an excellent low poundage accessory for granular and seed based applications. Dispersing rates from 1lb up to 23lbs per acre of granular based product and up to 14lbs of cover crop material seed based product. Available in 25″, 38″, and 41″ gate sizes.
The Meterate is designed with a paddle wheel type rotary drum which extends the width of the gate box and is driven by an electric motor. Additionally the unit has a manually operated small gate which starts the electric motor when opened. The control unit inside the cockpit allows for entering two rates and easily switching between the two or to make slight adjustments to match speed of aircraft when needed.
Installation of the Meterate requires about 4-8hours to modify the existing gate box to the rotary drum mechanism and its motor. This time also accounts for installation of the cockpit control box and wire harness. After initial install normal operation switching between the Meterate arrangement back to standard can take as little as 45 minutes.
Once the Meterate is installed calculations for flow rate and a static test on the ground will need to be performed to calibrate the speed of rotary drum to achieve the desired flow rates.