An Inside Look at 2015 Agritechnica

December 5, 2015 02:36 AM
An Inside Look at 2015 Agritechnica

Tractor innovations and new technology dominate global machinery show 

Every two years, producers of all kinds flock to Hanover, Germany, in November to peruse the latest innovations in agriculture machinery and equipment. Hosted by DLG (the German Agricultural Society), the worldwide exhibit included 2,900 exhibitors from 52 countries and more than 450,000 visitors. An estimated 347,000 visitors came from Germany, in addition to 104,000 international visitors from 124 countries. This year, the show went down in history as the largest Agritechnica in 30 years.   

Pilkington & Lumineq display

The strength in numbers is a testament to the focus on technology and innovation by leading global machinery and equipment companies. Whether it’s exhibiting new product releases or foreshadowing what’s to come, this progressive atmosphere sets the stage for future capabilities.

With help from our partners at profi, a German publishing company with international machinery publications, here are a few highlights: 

Fendt 1050 Vario

Pilkington glass is working with Lumineq to develop a futuristic in-cab digital display. Currently, the digital display can only be used for symbols, but motion pictures are a future possibility. A metal oxide film in the glass is used to show the image. Unlike a heads-up display, it can be seen from every angle and is more resilient to glare. The Finnish firm is working with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) customers and hopes to use this technology in the marketplace in the next 12 to 18 months. It will replace the likes of an A-pillar display.

Driver Extended Eyes

Winning the 2016 European Tractor of the Year by Agritechnica, the Fendt 1050 Vario sports a 517-hp engine. The entire Fendt 1000 Series, known as a standard high-horsepower tractor with a low engine speed concept, will be available in North America in 2016. The series offers four models ranging from 380 hp to 500 hp and is equipped with several technological advances, including individual speed control through the Vario transmission for front and rear axles. 

With a 360° panoramic view, Deutz-Fahr creates a camera safety device called Driver Extended Eyes. This device can manage up to six cameras designed to eliminate blind spots and detect human activity. The technology processes digital data to offer the operator different angles or views outside of the tractor cab using video images. The camera detects humans and calculates the distance of the human obstacle. The technology prevents any movement of the tractor while the individual is in the blind spot in front of the tractor. It will then warn the driver through an audible alarm and live video stream.

To see more products and technological innovations from the Agritechnica showroom floor, visit 



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