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AgCo releases new pit monitoring system


May 30, 2022  by Bree Rody

AgCo’s equipment manufacturing division, AP, has released a new monitoring system, the Pit Monitoring Stick.

The Pit Monitoring Stick serves as an alternative to traditional systems that calculate manure levels, such as measuring tape or sticks. The new system combines a controller, pressure sensor and stick to give producers real-time data on manure levels and remaining space. Such data will allow producers to make more optimized decisions around agitation or pumping based on how much storage space is left.

It also provides insights on change in storage levels, both week-to-week and month-to-month, and can help detect excessive soaking and large water leaks. It can be integrated into other AP systems or used as a standalone system.

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