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SmartBox Parts & Calibration
SMARTBOX FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The SmartBox System is the most advanced electronically controlled, and closed-transfer granular application system. The SmartBox System allows farmers to accurately apply granular insecticides with no exposure to granular insecticides from opening and pouring granular insecticides or from granular dust when handling bags.
The granular insecticides are delivered in 50-lb. transfer containers that can only be opened when attached to the SmartBox System base containers which are mounted on the planter.
Yes, not only is the SmartBox much more accurate than standard mechanical granular applicators, the SmartBox System allows farmers to monitor and adjust the application rate from the cab of the tractor. The SmartBox System allows on-the-go flexibility to monitor and change various operating parameters. The SmartBox System also adjusts the rate of granular flow based on the speed of the planter. This way the desired rate is consistently applied throughout the field.
Currently, AMVAC offers sugarcane growers Thimet insecticide to control wireworms. AMVAC is always looking to expand the current portfolio of products to be offered through the SmartBox System.
The SmartBox System was created to allow insecticides to be applied accurately, efficiently and safely to your crops. Growers should be using the SmartBox System because it helps provide the best corn rootworm protection with NO exposure from granular insecticides or granular insecticide dust when opening and pouring from a bag.
AMVAC always recommends that you calibrate your SmartBox System. The SmartBox System is easy to calibrate and makes this needed procedure a much simpler process. All the grower needs to do is place the controller in calibration mode, collect a timed sample volume from each row, enter the amount collected from each row and hit enter on the controller.
Calibrations can be scheduled by calling 1-888-SMARTBOX or 1-888-762-7826.
While the SmartBox System provides the best protection available, it is always important to read the label and follow each product’s recommended PPE.
Growers can order their Smart Box System by either:
- Calling 1-888-SMARTBOX or 1-888-762-7826 and ordering over the phone.
- Contacting your local AMVAC representative. Find your rep here.
SmartBox System Manager
The AMVAC SmartBox System Manager 3.0 software is used to manage the data and settings on the SmartBox System console unit. The software allows users to download data and settings from their console unit to the software as well as input settings into the software for upload to the console unit. The software also allows the user to run several reports of the downloaded data.
The SmartBox System Manager software is a Windows-based PC program that is compatible with Windows XP – Service Pack 3, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The SmartBox System Manager 3.0 software only works with the newly released SmartBox Model SBC2012 console unit which was released in 2013. Directions on how to use the SmartBox System Manager software can be found in the SmartBox System user manual in Section C which begins on page 63.
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