We stopped by Welker Farms to see how their Recon Wireless Blockage and Flow Monitor has been performing. Kelsey Johnson, our territory manager for the Pacific Northwest, was able to ride along with Nick and chat about his system. 

Nick had nothing but good things to say about his upgraded Recon Wireless Blockage and Flow Monitor. He talked about how the system has helped them detect a lot of rocks so far this season, rocks that they weren’t even aware of. “Within a minute or two of running it since the install, the alarm went off and the process started off digging rocks out. There were 50 of them in the period of a week”. 

Nick continued to talk about what their fields would look like if they didn’t have a Recon Wireless Blockage and Flow Monitor, “Without this system, we would’ve planted all those acres and wouldn’t have known those runs were plugged. It would’ve been a wreck. There would’ve been streaks up and down our fields where no peas were seeded.” The Recon Wireless Blockage and Flow Monitor gathers information from your equipment and sends it directly to your iPad in the cab. With all that data at your fingertips, you can make informed decisions to increase efficiency in your fields like Nick was able to do.

Kelsey was able to show Nick some tips and tricks while using the Recon Blockage Monitor app. This is the app that is used while running the Recon Wireless Blockage and Flow Monitor. Nick enjoys using the app, “It works really quickly. One of the biggest bonuses of this blockage system is wireless. Otherwise, you would have to run individual wires to every single run, and we all know wires overtime with corrosion and vibration usually fail. With this, the only wire is power lines going back to supply power to the ECU’s. That’s the beauty of this system.”

Nick and Kelsey were also able to catch a blockage while they were out in the field, further showing the benefits of the Recon Wireless Blockage and Flow Monitor. Nick mentioned that they will be using the system all the way through the end of the season, “it’s going to pay for itself.”

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