The CIS is designed to work with Force® CS system, which is an improved soil-applied insecticide designed to deliver consistent performance in an advanced, convenient liquid formulation.
The innovative design of the CIS 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 Central Commodity System (CCS™) equipped planters, and can be only ordered as an aftermarket field conversion attachment:
- 1775NT CCS – 12 row
- 1775NT CCS – 16 row
- 1775NT CCS – 24 row
- 1795 – 12/23Row and 12/24 row
- 1795 – 16/31Row and 16/32 row
- DB60 – 47 row 38 cm (15 in.)
- DB80 – 32 row 76 cm (30 in.)
- DB90 – 36 row 76 cm (30 in.)
For more than 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 9.4 L (2.5 gal.) of Force CS and will treat approximately 16 ha (440 acres).
The CIS consists of six major components:
Pump and valve assembly
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 9.4 L (2.5 gal.) of product for a total system capacity of 76 L (20 gal). This 76 L (20 gal.) of Force CS allows the operator to cover 256 acres between fills if the full rate (10 oz/acre for 76-cm [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
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).
1135.6-L (300-gal.) tank on 1775NT 16Row
The CIS 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.
NOTE: Depending on model, water capacities may be reduced when equipped with Refuge Plus™ system.
PUMP AND VALVE ASSEMBLY
Pump and valve assembly
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 CIS 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 CIS a perfect fit with Refuge Plus. When refuge only is selected on the monitor, the CIS will only apply insecticide on the designated refuge rows. These rows are predetermined from the factory and are listed below for each model.
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 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.
The CIS system utilizes a 0067 SprayMasterTM nozzle to apply the Force CS in 13- to 20-cm (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 should be used.
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 GreenStar™ (GS) 2 Field Doc™ connect. This monitor is specific to the CIS 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.
CIS 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 trademark of a Syngenta Group Company.