Every Agritechnica, the top innovations introduced at the event receive a gold or silver medal.
Here is the first wave of silver medal winners for 2009, and check back for more coverage from the upcoming 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
Customary slope compensation systems for combine cleaning only react to lateral inclination. If a combine harvests in the rise and fall line, during uphill work this can lead to blowing over of grain and non-grain constituents from the cleaning unit and hence to elevated grain losses. During downhill travel the layer thickness on the screens increases and higher quantities of non-grain constituents enter the grain tank; if the layer thickness is too high this also leads to higher grain losses. The speed control of the New Holland cleaning blower independently of the slope gradient is the first to adjust the blower speed automatically to the respective combine inclination in uphill and downhill work depending on the crop. This allows uniform work quality and work output during harvesting on sloping fields without the driver having to intervene, thus facilitating work, and is a trail-blazing detail improvement in grain crop harvesting.
CNH: Gentle on the soil and relieves the burden on the driver
New Holland's ABS system offers not only the generally known safety benefits but also caters to the specific demands of agriculture. For instance it allows the popular individual wheel braking and correspondingly small turning radius during headland operations for the first time. The inner wheel in the bend is delayed specifically in proportion to the steering angle without causing any blockage with damage to the track. The system also serves as a starting aid on hillsides, is gentle on the soil and relieves the burden on the driver.
Pottinger: Automatic knife grinding system for loader wagons
Pottinger: Intelligent Loader Wagon Combination (together with John Deere)
Pottinger uses the new opportunities offered with the "intelligent loader wagon" that if necessary not only stops the tractor, but also steers the speed of travel of the combination depending on the windrow density. The windrow form is determined with ultrasonic sensors mounted at the front of the tractor. As the data are collected ahead, the tractor has sufficient time to respond and adapt its speed. The system not only has a target value for speed, but also controls acceleration. It operates in combination with a sophisticated sensor system on the loader wagon at all relevant speeds of travel and improves the efficiency of the overall process, at the same time distinctly relieving the burden on the operator.
Krampe: Bandit roller belt wagon
Belarus: Belarus 3023 220 kW standard tractor
Hagele: Cleanfix Pulstronic
Krone: Front mower EasyCut 32 CV Float