Central Insecticide System
Central Insecticide System on 1770NT CCS™

Central Insecticide System on 1770NT CCS™

The Central Insecticide System (CIS) is designed to work with Force® CS, which is an improved soil-applied insecticide designed to deliver consistent performance in an advanced, convenient liquid formulation.  The innovative design of the Central Insecticide System incorporates many user-friendly features such as closed handling, central fill, direct injection, and industry-leading row-to-row accuracy.  CIS is available on the following models with Pro-SeriesTM row units only, and can be only ordered as an aftermarket field conversion bundle:
  • 1770NT CCS - 12 row
  • 1770NT CCS - 16 row
  • 1770NT CCS - 24 row
  • 1790 - 12/23 and 12/24
  • 1790 - 16/31 and 16/32
  • DB60 - 47 row 15 in.
  • DB80 - 32 row 30 in.
  • DB90 - 36 row 30 in.
 
Force® CS
 
For over 20 years, growers have trusted the performance of Force® 3G for superior control of corn rootworms, as well as troublesome early-season pests.  Now, with Force® CS, growers can achieve the same top-rated performance they have come to expect from Force 3G in an easier to use liquid formulation.  Force CS will be packaged in a unique patent-pending box.  Each box contains 2.5 gal. of Force CS and will treat approximately 40 acres.
 
System components
 
The Central Insecticide System consists of six major components:
  1. Insecticide Cabinet
  2. Water Tank(s)
  3. Pump and Valve Assembly
  4. Flow Monitors
  5. Nozzles
  6. Controller/Monitor
Insecticide cabinet
 
Insecticide cabinet - loaded with Force CS

Insecticide cabinet - loaded with Force CS

The insecticide cabinet, which is manufactured from the same material as the CCS tanks, is designed to hold a maximum of eight boxes of Force CS.  Each Force CS box contains 2.5 gal. of product for a total system capacity of 20 gal.  Twenty gallons of Force CS allows the operator to cover 256 acres between fills if the full rate (10 oz/ acre for 30-in. rows) of Force CS is applied for all rows.  The coverage acres increase if product is only applied to the designated refuge rows.
Connectors and in-line check valve

Connectors and in-line check valve

After the desired number of Force CS boxes are placed in the cabinet, the operator connects the Force CS box to the CIS system by using a connector (shown on the left).  This connection device drastically reduces the amount of exposure compared to granular-type insecticide systems. 
 
The system is also designed to empty the boxes from the top down.  Product from the top boxes will empty before the system starts to pull product from the next row.  This is possible by utilizing a check valve on the last product box (shown on the left).
Water tank
 
300-gal tank on 1770NT 16 row

300-gal tank on 1770NT 16 row

The Central Insecticide System utilizes direct injection technology to move ounces of the Force CS product into water; therefore, every CIS requires an appropriately-sized water tank to supply the pump and valve assembly for Force CS application. Below is a chart with planter model, tank sizes, and acres covered.

Planter model
Water capacity
Acres/fill (water) 
Acres/fill (insecticide) eight-box cabinet 
Rate = 2 gal./acre
Rate = 10 oz/acre
30-ft 1790
225 gal.
113 acres
256 acres
40-ft 1790
280 gal.
140 acres
256 acres
12-row 
225 gal.
113 acres
256 acres
1770NT CCS
16-row 
300 gal.
150 acres
256 acres
1770NT CCS
24-row 
450 gal.
225 acres
256 acres
1770NT CCS
DB60
420 gal.
210 acres
256 acres
DB80
420 gal.
210 acres
256 acres
DB90
420 gal.
210 acres
256 acres
NOTE:  Depending on model, water capacities may be reduced when equipped with Refuge Plus.
Pump and valve assembly
 
Pump and valve assembly

Pump and valve assembly

Three-section valves

Three-section valves

The pump and valve assembly consists of a hydraulically driven water pump, electric injection pump, and section valves.  The hydraulic water pump is tied into the frame hydraulics and does not require an additional selective control valve (SCV).  The electric injection pump pulls product out of the Force CS boxes and injects the product into the waterline, which then enters a mixing chamber where the water and Force CS are thoroughly mixed together. 
 
The CIS system features a closed calibration procedure to protect the operator from insecticide exposure.  Comparable granular type insecticide systems require the operator to collect chemical from each row unit on the planter, while the CIS closed calibration is performed at one central location and does not require the operator to measure any product, dramatically eliminating exposure to insecticide.
 
One of the many features of the Central Insecticide System is the ability to apply insecticide on refuge rows only.  From the tractor cab, the operator can set the monitor to apply insecticide to refuge rows only.  This makes the Central Insecticide System a perfect fit with Refuge Plus.  When refuge only is selected on the monitor, the Central Insecticide System will only apply insecticide on the designated refuge rows.  These rows are predetermined from the factory and are listed below for each model.
 


 Model  Refuge rows
 1770NT CCS - 12 row
 10, 11, 12
 1770NT CCS - 16 row  13, 14, 15, 16
 1770NT CCS - 24 row  20, 21, 22, 23, 24
 1790 - 12/23  19, 21, 23
 1790 - 12/24  20, 22, 24
 1790 - 16/31  25, 27, 29, 31
 1790 - 16/32  26, 28, 30, 32
 DB 60  20, 21, 22, 23, 24
 DB 80  14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
 DB 90  15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
 
While the ability to apply Force CS to refuge rows is a unique feature, CIS can easily distribute product to every row across the entire planter width.  Application setup is simple and is completed through the system monitor/controller.
Flow monitors
 
Flow Monitors

Flow Monitors

Flow monitors are mounted on the wings to provide operator confidence and peace of mind that each row is receiving an equal amount of product.  When operating, the orange balls within the flow monitors will be suspended in the middle of the site glass.  If a nozzle or delivery line becomes restricted or becomes damaged, the flow monitor will indicate this under or over application.
 
Nozzles
 
Nozzle

Nozzle

The CIS system utilizes a 0067 SprayMasterTM nozzle to apply the Force CS in 5- to 8-in. T-band over the seed furrow.  This nozzle is located between the double disk openers and the closing wheels.  When not in use, a nozzle cap is provided to replace the nozzle protecting it from wear. 
 
Applying Force CS in a T-band pattern is the only approved application method.  Spraying the product in a T-band ensures proper application and seed/soil coverage.  The supplied 0067 SprayMaster nozzle is not compatible with any length of aftermarket seed firmer due to spray interference.  If the planter is equipped with short seed firmer, a separate flat fan nozzle and adapter (www.wilger.net) should be used. 
Monitor
 
CIS monitor

CIS monitor

CIS utilizes a separate, independent monitor that also acts as the system controller.  The monitor is capable of controlling two separate products at the same time (water and Force CS) and is compatible with GreenStarTM 2 Field DocTM connect.  This monitor is specific to the Central Insecticide System and will not work with any other applications. 
 
The monitor conveniently displays product application rates, acre totals, and product/acres remaining.  System setup, product and water rates, as well as priming are initiated from the controller/monitor.  CIS is completely integrated with the planter design.  CIS automatically shuts off product flow when the planter is raised and is also tied to the seed meter one-half or one-third width disconnect.
System cleanout
 
Central Insecticide System end-of-season cleanout and winterization is simple to perform.  CIS will draw John Deere winterizer fluid (part N305643 or equivalent) through the system and residual Force CS with winterizing fluid solution will be captured in an enclosed container for proper disposal.  Follow all label instructions for proper handling and disposal procedures. 

IMPORTANT: Always read and follow label directions before buying or using this product.  Force CS is a restricted-use pesticide. 

Force® CS is a U.S.-registered trademark of a Syngenta Group Company.

 
Last Updated : 21-Jul-2010