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Silver Awards at Agritechnica (Part 3)
Nov 12, 2009
Every Agritechnica, the top innovations introduced at the event receive a gold or silver medal.
Here is the final wave of silver medal winners for 2009, and check back for more coverage from the event. The DLG (German Agricultural Society) reports more than 1,850 exhibitors from 40 countries have booked stands at Agritechnica. This exhibition for agricultural machinery will take place in Hanover, Germany through Nov. 14.
Kverneland Group: GEOseed
The new system allows uniform, large-scale planting of beets or corn in triangular or rectangular patterns. It is to be expected that labor management and environmental friendliness can be improved by simplified and more efficient deployment of mechanical weed control (cross-hoeing). Furthermore, more effective utilization of growth resources such as space and nutrients is to be expected.
Using the high light intensity of LEDs to make the spray compartments of the nozzles on the sprayer boom easily visible during evening and night time hours. Nozzles that do not function soundly and create incomplete or no spray patterns can be identified in this way – in as far as they are visible during spraying – and can thus be cleaned or exchanged. A further advantage lies in the fact that the plant stand to be treated is visible to the driver even beyond the working width of the equipment so that he can react to obstacles in good time.
Holmer: HR lifting unit
The individually suspended HR lifting unit makes it possible for the first time to orient the lifting depth to each individual row in the case of multi-row lifting work. Ground unevenness in the sugar beet seed bed, ruts or erosion have so far necessitated a lifting depth oriented to the deepest beets within the working width of the lifter, with the known disadvantages. This development allows energy saving and at the same time gentle harvesting with low earth adhesions.
The relatively low-price iTank system from Kotte measures both the filling level in liquid manure tankers and the flow rate. These measurements make it possible to switch off automatically during filling operations. Alternatively, the spreading rate per hectare and a range can be calculated and displayed during field work.
Amazonen: LED individual nozzle lighting
Using the high light intensity of LEDs to make the spray compartments of the nozzles on the sprayer boom easily visible during evening and night time hours. Nozzles that do not function soundly and create incomplete or no spray patterns can be identified in this way in as far as they are visible during spraying – and can thus be cleaned or exchanged. A further advantage lies in the fact that the plant stand to be treated is visible to the driver even beyond the working width of the equipment so that he can react to obstacles in good time
For the first time automatic and adaptive control of the stripper position ensures the isolating quality of a precision drill. This substantially improves the quality of work in maize drilling, especially at high speeds of travel.
Grasdorf: Soil Load Monitor (SLM)
An ultrasonic sensor in the wheel rim continuously measures the tyre deflection and thus provides a characteristic according to which the minimal tyre pressure can be set as a function of load and speed. Consequently the maximum contact area can be achieved in every situation (= soil conservation). The temperature-compensated measurement is transmitted in wireless fashion from the rotating wheel into the cab. The minimum admissible tyre pressure can thus be safely set and overloading of the tyre with consequences for service life and safety can be ruled out.
Stihl: MS 441 C-M Power Saw
The STIHL MS 441 C-M power saw is the first professional power saw equipped with standard installed fully electronically regulated Motor-Management (M-Tronic). The M-Tronic improves starting behavior and optimizes motor running in a wide variety of operating conditions, thus ensuring higher operational reliability and user kindliness.
AGCO: Tire pressure regulating system for Fendt 900 Vario
Fendt satisfies the calls by practical farmers for an integrated tyre pressure regulating system as standard equipment covered by the warranty conditions for the overall vehicle on standard tractors for the first time. Adaptation of the tyre air pressure in line with needs means greater safety, less tyre abrasion on the road and more gentle treatment of the soil in conjunction with higher traction efficiency on the field. The system is operated comfortably via the Vario terminal, and in addition to a safety structure also provides the option of setting the trailer tyre pressure via the ISOBUS.
Reichhardt: Ultra Guidance PSR ISO
Integration of an automatic steering system e.g. on the basis of GPS or sensors typically requires machinery-specific changes (valves, hydraulic hoses) with corresponding expenditure on installation. The steering system is then designed for the specific tractor. The ISOBUS-compatible automatic steering system Ultra Guidance PSR ISO now allows a Plug&Go installation of the steering system for vehicles and machinery that are equipped with an ISOBUS interface without the need for hardware adaptation. The information is exchanged between steering system, tractor or mounted implement via ISOBUS. The steering system can thus be operated via any existing ISOBUS terminal of the tractor or mounted implement. It is independent of the tractor, so that users can select steering systems and vehicles independently of the manufacturer to match their own on-farm requirements and deploy them universally.
Previously from Agritechnica:
Agritechnica: Show-Stopping Tractors
Four-Axle Tractor at Agritechnica
Reports from Farmer Winners of Agritechnica Trip
The Dirty Job of a Fendt
Silver Awards at Agritechnica (Part 1)
Silver Awards at Agritechnica (Part 2)
Innovations Get Gold at Agritechnica