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DLG Field Days 2016

Latest farming technology

Claas will showcase its newest farming technology, designs, and developments at the DLG Field Days. The main attraction will be current applications in the field of Smart Farming.

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Potential applications and functionality will be presented and demonstrated using practical examples. These include site-specific soil treatment, the operation of automatic steering systems, machine monitoring, and management as well as assessment and use of data for field catals.

A Crop Sensor Isaria, which is Isobus certified, will be run on rails through a winter barley field at the Claas stand to demonstrate the practical functionality of plot-specific fertilization. While travelling over the field, the sensor measures green leaf intensity and the crop density to then calculate the current nitrogen requirements for the particular parcels. Visitors will have a live experience of how the sensor directly controls the slide opening of the attached fertilizer spreader and opens it wider or closes it depending on the calculated requirement. The system can also be used for pest management.

Controlling Isobus machines via iPad

Visitors can also become acquainted with the company’s developed Easy on board App and its potential applications. The app makes it possible to operate the basic functions of Isobus machines using an iPad. This includes, for example, controlling tractor and machine parameters or detecting malfunctions.

The Fleet View application is another innovation. The application makes it possible to coordinate grain transport during harvesting. All of the drivers in a logistics chain are continuously informed by smartphone or tablet PC regarding the position and grain fill levels of the combine harvesters in the fleet. This information helps a driver to immediately decide which combine harvester they should empty next and which route they should set for it.

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A live demonstration awaits visitors at the presentation of the company’s completely redesigned Telematics solution. The practical advantages of the available Telematics versions are demonstrated using two tractors and fertilizer spreaders. For example, contractors can use the app to optimize fleet management in a running work process via mobile end terminals or detect and quickly react to standstill times in real time. Spreader data can even be captured using the TONI function. The system therefore offers optimal data transparency and security for documentation and internal controlling purposes.

There will also be a live demonstration of the Claas GPS steering systems. A tractor that navigates a slalom course using an RTK steering system will be on display at the stand. Visitors can also obtain information regarding the specific RTK correction data network available for their region.

S10 terminal

The S10 terminal for professional users with all of its extended functions and updates will also be presented. Steering systems and Isobus attachments can be operated, and up to four analog cameras displayed using the S10's 10,4-inch touchscreen. The terminal also provides reference line management. Additional features such as Section Control, with which any overlaps of the Isobus attachments can be avoided, as well as Isobus Task Management are also provided.

Visitors at the booth can also explore current Agrocrom crop cultivation software solutions. Highlights include the newest applications for generating plot catalogs and mobile data logging. The DLG Field Days take place from 14 to 16 of June 2016 in Hassfurt, Germany. The company can be found at booth No VA 34, GA 10.

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