Trimbles Turnaround Technology

September 12, 2014 12:00 PM
Trimbles Turnaround Technology

Trimble Agricultural Smart Machines introduces NextSwath a new automated turn around technology.
According to Trimble this new technology makes any operator a "great operator"!
When approaching the end of a crop row, the system will determine the NextSwath end of row sequence. Once engaged, NextSwath will automatically enable the vehicle to make the most efficient turn in order to align it and the implement to the beginning of the next row or swath. This saves time in the field, increases machine efficiency and improves productivity since the operator does not need to manually re-align to the next row. The ability to make tighter end of row turns with pull-type implements can also reduce the headland space needed at the end of the field for turning machines.

And Trimble goes on to say that NextSwath will work regardless of machine type, implement type or manufacturer—to calculate the best possible path to turn around and approach the next crop row or swath. By optimizing the turn for the implement, the technology can eliminate towed implement undershooting or overshooting, and minimize skips and overlaps when lining up for the next row. And according to the company this improved turning efficiency and repeatability can increase yield while also saving time and fuel costs.

Check out TJ Schulte, Marketing Manager for Trimble Agriculture Smart Machines as he talked with Pam Fretwell for AgWeb on the Road.


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