THIRD EDITION iM FARMING 2013
“GRASS MEETS PRECISION” “ EASY TO OPERATE EASY TO LOOK AFTER, EASY FOR ALL” “ ISOBUS HAS CONQUERED THE WORLD” iM Ready
ISOBUS, THAT’S WHAT I CALL SMART WORKING
FULL CONTROL OVER MY MACHINES
WITH GPS IT´S SIMPLE AND MORE EFFICIENT
EASY, I JUST USE INTELLIGENT MACHINERY
GRASS MEETS PRECISION The Future of Farming is Precision Farming â€“ smart, efficient and easy
THE iM FARMING OFFERING OF KVERNELAND GROUP IS EXTENDING AND CURRENT CUSTOMER DEMAND PROVES THAT PRECISION FARMING IS SERIOUS BUSINESS THESE DAYS. WHERE FOR MOST PRECISION FARMING STARTED ON THE ARABLE FARMING SIDE, THE GRASS MACHINE DEVELOPMENTS ARE CATCHING UP RAPIDLY. In times where the prices for input costs such
important aspects when purchasing a new
fertilising, field variables, accuracy and fuel
as stock feed, fertiliser, fuel and labor remain
consumption. Clearly, the livestock sector
on high levels, the efficiency of hay and forage
has its own demands: going wider (working
production is becoming more important.
Work in Progress
GPS, auto-steer, fleet management and yield
Initially, the starting point within our product
demands additional changes in engineering.
monitoring are just examples of technologies
development was to develop electronics that
Adding electronics is the way forward.
that will be crossing over to the hay, forage
are used to monitor and control machine
For the future I can see the possibilities are
and contractor business in the near future.
functions, to help improve machine efficiency
endless when it comes to Precision Farming
Livestock markets will drive that demand.
or work rate.
Additionally, more comfort of use, lower cost
Currently, electronic systems are more and
systems that measure total yield, hay moisture
of operation and - not to forget - safety are
more developed to be used to measure e.g.
and bale density.
width) while maintaining speed and accuracy
iM inControl EFFICIENT, FLEXIBLE AND EASY TO OPERATE
Advanced HAYING TECHNOLOGY
IsoMatch SUPPORT & APPS
iM Certified KNOWLEDGE IS SELLING OFF
machine its own IP address
iM Intelligent GEOSPREAD MANAGES THE SPREADING Accurate UP TO TWO METERS SPREADING AROUND
AEF ISOBUS database THE BENEFITS OF COMPATIBILITY
THAT GO ONE STEP FURTHER
iM Intelligent PRECISION DRILLING BY MEANS OF GEOSEED
“ CLEARLY ‘ELECTRONICS’ HEAD
THE WAY FORWARD. ALSO FOR GRASS MACHINERY”
On the longer term you can think of creating GPS data by a mower or rake, to guide the baler or chopper following behind. Or mowers to become capable of automatic
Third edition iM FARMING 2013
iM FARMING SMART, EFFICIENT, EASY FARMING
04 IsoMatch Tellus THE SKY IS THE LIMIT
adjustment of speed, cutting height and conditioner based on yield and crop maturity.
Show – Don’t Tell Obviously the best way to explain the new developments on our grass machines is by showing our machines in action in the market, rather than just tell the farmers about the
Claus U. Thomsen
improvements. You will see more of that in the coming year!
Executive Vice President Business Area Grass - Forage Equipment
We are convinced that our iM FARMING offering within ISOBUS implements, electronic solutions and Precision Farming plays a key role in efficient and sustainable farming, please enjoy the magazine.
IsoMatch Tellus The sky is the limit iM FARMING presents our offering on ISOBUS machines and solutions for electronic steering, all aimed to give farmers and contractors an insight into the benefits and efficiency of our extensive offering.
More comfort of use, lower cost of operation and safety are important aspects
The sky is - not even - the limit
when purchasing a new machine. iM FARMING shows the benefits and gains
Nowadays, there is no tractor or implement manufacturer
when choosing a Kverneland or Vicon ISOBUS machine.
who isn’t convinced of the benefits of ISOBUS. Kverneland
IsoMatch Tellus – You won’t find a smarter terminal! One terminal to control all your implements. That’s the essence of the IsoMatch
Group is leading in the product offering of ISOBUS machines such as seeders, sprayers, spreaders and loader wagons. And there is more to come.
Tellus. It is a sophisticated and well-designed terminal with much functionality and above all, the characteristic two screens. The ISOBUS functionality ensures the communication between tractor and implement. The additional IsoMatch GEOcontrol software installed on the IsoMatch Tellus, makes it possible to automatically switch sections on/off the connected implement, It is a simple job, especially during night operations. You can use variable rates by downloading field maps to the IsoMatch Tellus which are then controlled by GPS. The savings are significant on input costs such as fertiliser or chemicals.
“T HE SMARTER YOU USE THE
IMPLEMENTS, THE BETTER THE RESULT” The IsoMatch Tellus continuously evolves with the latest Precision Farming developments. We are constantly looking into solutions that can increase yield and make the life of the farmer smarter, more efficient and easier. Therefore
ISOMATCH TELLUS – THE ADVANTAGES
software updates are released on a regular base.
Curious to try?
More ease and overview in the cabin One terminal to control all implements
Do you want to gain more control of your efficiency and yield? It starts with the
Two screens, more possibilities to control functions
control over your implements. The smarter you use them, the better the result.
Data saving for learning and accountancy
If you are interested to see what the IsoMatch Tellus can do for you, please
Great base for further functionalities, like GPS
ask your dealer for a demonstration. With a specialised developed simulator,
More efficiency, savings on input such as fertiliser or seed
the IsoMatch InDemo, the dealer can virtually show you all about compatibility,
Expand the possibilities with IsoMatch accessories
driving and functionalities. More about the IsoMatch InDemo on page 12-13.
Always ahead with the latest developments
Our total offering is explained in 4 steps, from the basic ISOBUS machine up to advanced high-end solutions in Precision Farming:
Investing in a machine with
Solutions where you have
ISOBUS technology is the
control over the ISOBUS
first step towards convenien-
machine via an IsoMatch
ce, greater accuracy and en-
hanced efficiency. accuracy
control functions and additio-
and enhanced efficiency.
nal control accessoires such
as a camera.
Solutions whereby the ISO-
Intelligent hardware installed
BUS machine is controlled
on the machine in combina-
by GPS and IsoMatch GEO-
tion with a universal terminal
control on the IsoMatch Tellus
for the highest level of preci-
or tractor terminal.
sion and efficiency and ultimately profitability.
Each machine its own IP address Future vision of Kverneland Group Mechatronics Technology featuring ISOBUS, terminals, GPS and GEOcontrol have started to flourish in the agricultural industry. The next ten years are promising as well. Ton van der Voort van der Kleij, Managing Director of Kverneland Group Mechatronics, takes us on a tour into the future of agricultural technology.
Admittedly, the agricultural industry may be slightly conservative, but over time
machines to these tractors due to the greatly increased
users definitely recognise the benefits of technological innovation. “Therefore, the
battery power; in addition, current limitations of a shortage
market is huge”, Van der Voort expresses his opinion, “especially for a worldwide
of electrical power will be eliminated for the most part. And
leading company such as Mechatronics. Sustainable innovation is our core
not to be ignored: lower emissions.”
business. Having invested human capital and resources over the past years, we have achieved a great deal.”
Thinking along and sharing knowledge
There is a third trend that fits in perfectly with the develop-
ISOBUS will always play an active part in new developments. However, Van
ment of ISOBUS. “Within a few years' time, every new
der Voort points out that basically, a farmer buys a machine: “That machine
machine will be fitted with a wifi chip and a unique IP address,
simply has to be good; we provide the technology and service support. Such
as standard.” Internet connections between machines and
technology and support should be meaningful and make a difference in terms
the outside world for data transfer. That is what the future
of sustainability, automation and efficiency. After all, these are the lines along we
is all about. “Farmers have to deal with legislation imposed
want to grow. That means: thinking along actively and sharing expertise with the
by the EU in terms of food quality assurance, and this is
R&D departments of our factories, our sales & distribution partners and obviously,
going to be a major aid for traceability and registration
farmers and contractors. Where we can, we assist this professional group with
of fertilising, crop protection and crop harvesting.” To us,
this opens the world of Remote Control and Service. In
More intelligent functionality Van der Voort recognises three trends for the years to come. First of all, the intrinsic functionality of machines will gain in intelligence. “To my mind, new modifications and concepts will be created allowing farmers to achieve more efficiency from their operations.” A natural consequence is the development of electrically driven tractors. “Following their introduction into the market, users can fit much bigger p
Each machine is traceable, anywhere in the world
future, we will be able to provide service more quickly and at greater distances. Thus, the loss of precious sowing and harvesting time to the farmer will be limited.
“N EW CONCEPTS WILL ALLOW FARMERS TO ACHIEVE MORE EFFICIENCY ” Ton van der Voort van der Kleij Managing Director of Kverneland Group Mechatronics
Always ahead with the latest developments
EXPAND THE POSSIBILITIES
with IsoMatch accessories to suit your needs
Once you have made the investment of an IsoMatch Tellus, you are on track with the latest technology. Kverneland Group guarantees support and updates in the years to come. No worries about outdated technology and information on your screen or of non-compatible software. Customers who purchase an IsoMatch Tellus are ensured free updates of new developments. Additionally, we inform you about the latest news and trends in our world of agriculture.
ISOMATCH EYE Camera for better view by day and night ISOMATCH GLOBAL Antenna to GPS signal
ISOMATCH INLINE Light bar for manual guidance
USB for internet connection
“ I WANTED A PLOUGH THAT ALLOWS ME TO WORK WITH ENHANCED EFFICIENCY AND FLEXIBILITY”
iM Barry iM inControl
Name: Barry Johnson Age: 46 Family: Married, two children Hobbies: Electronics, Formula 1
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Efficient, flexible and easy to operate “I did not simply want a big or small plough; I wanted a plough that allows me to work with enhanced efficiency and flexibility.” Barry Johnson, foreman on the East Lexham farming estate in the United Kingdom, still realises the benefits of his Kverneland ISOBUS plough.
Foreman, W.R.B. Foster 1.200 hectares Arable, wheat, barley, oats, OSR, sugar beet Ten furrow Kverneland PW/RW plough
The impressive red plough is parked in the barn; a ten furrow Kverneland
For instance, you can use the rear part as a straight
PW/RW. It is a ‘3-in-1 concept’ semi-mounted plough comprising of a wagon
mounted plough for ploughing smaller fields or headlands.
section that constitutes the base, with a standard reversible plough attached to it
And, depending on weather and soil conditions, you can
using an integrated hydraulic lift. The heaviest operations on the farm's more than
use either the complete wagon plough, or only the front or
1.200 hectares have been completed.
the rear plough.”
3-in-1 system: simply adjust to the circumstances
Plug & Play and full control via the Terminal
“I did a thorough search on the internet, because I was looking for a plough that
was capable of doing more. The possibility to split up the ten furrow machine into
considerations for Barry: “This is top notch technology,
a six or four furrow configuration particularly appealed to me. If necessary, you
which is exceptionally handy for everyday use. Just plug
can convert the machine into a standard reversible plough. It is a major benefit to
& play,” says Barry while demonstrating and talking at the
be able to adjust your plough according to the field size and soil type.
same time. “The screen of my terminal shows me what the
plough is doing and where I'm driving, which is very safe. And it gives me comfort while driving as well, because you can monitor operations via the screen and do not need to lean backwards all the time. No matter which tractor I am using, I can connect the plough to any ISOBUS tractor. And that is very convenient.”
ATS – Easy turning on the headland Also the ease of operation in field Barry sees as a big added value to his plough. “The plough has lots of hydraulic functions, the ATS makes it simply 3 steps; lift out, turn on the headland, back in work position, by a simple push on the button. Compared to traditional ploughing this gives me much shorter turnover time for in and out of work.” p
ADVANCED haying technology When we think about Precision Farming, it is often in the direction of Arable Farming. Most of Kverneland’s offering within crop care and arable machinery is directly linked to the iM FARMING offering – which presents the Precision Farming solutions of Kverneland Group. In the coming years we also envisage Haying Technology catching up very fast.
As grass is one of dairy farmers’ most valuable assets,
Need for Precision Farming
Precision Farming techniques can help farmers make the
“We see many differences between the adoption of Precision Farming on grassland
most of their grassland’s potential. With feed costs and
farms compared to arable farms,” continues Kellermeier, “but also similarities.
fertiliser costs at an all-time high, there is a clear demand
Nowadays it is daily business for famers to keep track on the maintenance and
for high-capacity grass machines with high-quality output
protection of the fields, in order to reduce the impact on the environment. Animal
and low maintenance costs. Uwe Kellermeier, Product
detection, regulations on fertilising and safety aspects are just examples that are
Director Forage Harvesting Machines can only affirm this
driving the need for Precision Farming solutions in Haying.”
development: “In the coming years, the capacity of our hay and forage machines will increase and electronic systems
Utilise capacity to the maximum
are key to improve efficiency.”
Kellermeier sees a clear growth path for the development of Precision Farming for Grass Machines.
“Together with our Competence Centre Mechatronics, we are driving this development forward. One of the latest projects is the large 15m rake with
WITH THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS
ISOBUS control, offering automatic control of the ground pressure setting,
WILL ALLOW US TO GO EVEN
it goes up or downhill! Automatic Headland management relieves the driver from
WIDER AND FASTER ”
keeping the load on the individual rotors constantly on the same level, no matter if operating different functions at the same time. The driver can fully concentrate on the raking job and utilise the capacity of this big machine to the maximum.”
Uwe Kellermeier Product Director Forage Harvesting Machines Kverneland Group Gottmadingen GmbH p
“ M AKE THE MOST OF YOUR GRASSLAND POTENTIAL”
EFFICIENT INVESTMENT TIP 1 With the IsoMatch Eye mounted on both sides of the front mower, you have a clear overview of the traffic coming from both sides, simply displayed on your IsoMatch Tellus in your tractor cabin. A smart solution for extra safety! TIP 2 With the IsoMatch Eye mounted in the rear on the loader wagon, you have a clear view on the filling process, simply displayed on your IsoMatch Tellus in your tractor cabin.
ISOBUS – a firm basis “Our complete range of Forage Wagons are standard ISOBUS equipped, starting
efficient use of fuel. The IsoMatch Tellus gives you control
from the smallest 16to rotor loader wagon, up to the huge 24to combi wagon
by dedicated screens for loading and unloading, grouping
and all are “iM Ready”. The ability to get real-time data readings via the IsoMatch
all relevant functions as well. Add to this, the automatic
Tellus Terminal in the tractor, gives the driver assurance of information required to
loading function operating the floor drive related to the
always operate the machine along the optimum capacity, thus ensuring the most
degree of filling all increase the efficiency of the machine.”
iM READY – NEW ISOBUS BUTTERFLY COMBINATION New this year is the big 9m Butterfly Vicon Extra 690T, Kverneland 5090 MT mowing combination. All functions of this ISOBUS combination can be transferred to the Kverneland Joystick or directly to the tractor joy stick. By this all functions can be operated very conveniently using the same lever which is used for driving the tractor. No need to move the hand between two different controllers. Kellermeier: “This is only the beginning. We are looking forward to expand the functionality in the near future by various other features such as torque and ground pressure monitoring in the drive line in relation with cruise control or infrared detection to protect wild live hiding in the grass.”
IsoMatch Support & apps At your service! A professional service application for Kverneland Group's electronic products to provide diagnostics and software update capabilities in addition to many other advanced features (for example: remote support). With the help of the IsoMatch TopService your dealer can service you even quicker with finding a fault in your tractor or implement. The possibility to manage a fault by remote control is also quite a huge benefit. The list of improvements is long. Most important is the fact that the dealer can monitor what the farmer sees on his terminal in his tractor cabin. Both persons are sharing the same screenshots. An automatically updated error log remembers every fault. This helps the mutual communication and can speed up the solution of a malfunction. Thanks to different user levels, the farmer is also able to use IsoMatch TopService. The tool is included in a new kit (IsoMatch TopServiceKit) with a user friendly design and in several languages, including an upgrade kit and online software upgrade (for owners of Flash & Diagnostic Toolkit). The latest technological updates of ISOBUS implements are available and the offering of diagnostic functions is huge. So, the best solution is always available and doesnâ€™t take long. SMART Direct solution on ISOBUS issues EFFICIENT E-learning with online instruction manuals EASY EASY-to-USE software
Virtual implement connection Wondering how an IsoMatch Tellus is working in practice with ISOBUS implements? With the help of the IsoMatch InDemo plug, your dealer can easily show you, even without an implement or tractor. The IsoMatch InDemo is a compact, portable demo plug that can be easily connected to an ISOBUS connector to demonstrate ISOBUS compatibility. The plug is also available as a part of a complete demonstration kit which allows you to demonstrate the IsoMatch Tellus, Precision Farming and machinesâ€™ functions wherever you are. SMART A compact solution for demonstrating
ISOBUS compatibility EFFICIENT Fully operational, without the need for
machines EASY Just plug and play
IsoMatch EasyControl app*
*Available from February 2014 in the next IsoMatch Tellus Software version update.
The latest development for the IsoMatch Tellus is the EasyControl application. This app is especially designed for implements which have multiple options across many screens, such as a loader wagon. Sometimes a machine has many additional functions and options, which require the user to browse through many key pages to allow control of the machine. With this application you can have full benefit of using the two screens on the IsoMatch Tellus Terminal, by just a flick of the finger.
Easy sliding Choose the auxiliary functions that are important for you to control the machine and position them on the second screen for easy access. You can even decide on the position and layout of the buttons. it’s up to you. The EasyControl app is designed to make your work smart, efficient and easy: Less searching for the available functions and a quicker and better overview of the tasks. Get even more inControl with the EasyControl app.
IsoMatch OnTime app* *Available from 2014 in IsoMatch Tellus SW version.
Virtual training and demos The IsoMatch Simulator is an easy PC application to demonstrate the use of the IsoMatch Tellus, Kverneland Group machines and Precision Farming functionalities such as Section Control and Variable Rate. A laptop is sufficient to introduce you into the world of virtual agriculture. The application is free of charge and includes a GPS simulation which allows you to drive ‘on the map’ as if you are using the actual IsoMatch Tellus and a GPS antenna. It can be used by e.g. dealers for demonstration purposes, as well as by farmers who would like to get acquainted with the IsoMatch Tellus. Test and train the functionalities with your personal computer or laptop. Easy! SMART Simulates the IsoMatch Tellus and
Kverneland Group implements EFFICIENT E-learning with online instruction manuals EASY Use your own laptop or personal computer
Measure your results and share the success of Precision Farming! Think of driving your car. Your navigation system tells you exactly how much time it will take you to reach your destination. This simple solution was the basis for the development of a new app on the IsoMatch Tellus: the IsoMatch OnTime app. Current and previous figures An additional benefit is that this application measures the amount of liquid, seed or fertiliser remaining in the several implements. And it also shows you the score of efficiency of the moment, and the results over the past. Even so the app adjusts the time left. It stimulates you to improve. Share your success with farmer colleagues worldwide Most fun about the IsoMatch OnTime app is that you can immediately share your results online with colleagues, friends via our iM FARMING social media. SMART The app will tell you how much time it
will take to finish your job EFFICIENT The app will be able to tell you whether
you have enough fertiliser or seed to finish the field and even advise you how to finish on time. It monitors your actions so that you can challenge yourself to become more efficient in your work! EASY By showing your scores on efficiency of the moment, and
your results over the past, it stimulates you to improve yourself
iM CERTIFIED Knowledge is selling off As the solutions in Precision Farming are growing rapidly, it is not always easy for farmers to find the optimal solution in the broad market offering of today. To really understand what best fits to the farmer’s personal situation, it is important that the dealer can help guide him in the right direction.
The iM FARMING range of Precision Farming solutions of Kverneland Group is one of the largest available in the market today. This necessitates that a lot of information and knowledge has to be transferred to the dealer, to enable him to give the right advice to the customer. Kverneland Group France has developed a tailor made iM FARMING training program to serve dealers in this arena. We meet Dealer Franck Cravero from Cravero Motoculture and dealer Pierre Janaillac from Janaillac sarl in their workshops. Both dealers participated in the iM Certified training program, offered by Kverneland Group France. What are their experiences so far? Franck Cravero starts with a lot of enthusiasm: “We see that farmers are changing and look more and more into reducing their production costs. The iM FARMING offering is particularly interesting for us, because we can explain and show the farmer what he can save, with e.g. the iM Calculator*. Precision Farming is a necessity in term of savings, traceability and comfort. After our training with Kverneland Group France, we have also organised an iM FARMING workshop for our customers. It was very practical and thus easy to convince the customers of the benefits – and immediately led to more sales.”
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iM Franck Cravero Age: 36 Company: Cravero Motoculture Place: Bessieres (31)
“ THE BEST WAY TO SELL PRECISION AG TECHNOLOGIES IS TO GIVE OUR DEALERS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE.” Michel Tramier
*See page 27 for more information on the iM Calculator
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Managing Director of Kverneland Group France
Also Pierre Janaillac is very satisfied with the package and the complementary trainings: “The iM FARMING training was very important for our sales force and our technicians. Their work has become easier and more efficient afterwards”. It was clear to us that we wanted to become an iM FARMING “certified dealer”, because Precision Farming gives an innovative image to our dealership. iM FARMING is an revolutionary offering and we believe in it!” “Being an iM FARMING certified dealer is a motivation for our employees and a acknowledgment for our company,” continues Franck Cravero. “We will attract new customers that are interested in Precision Farming.” Pierre Janaillac: “Our sales force has discovered the new IsoMatch DemoCase, and it is their new weapon. With this DemoCase** you can show compatibility and functionality even without a machine or tractor! Plug in the IsoMatch InDemo to the office standard or in your ISOBUS tractor and get the demo started.” ** More info on the IsoMatch InDemo and DemoCase on page 12 iM Pierre Janaillac Age: 32 Company: Janaillac sarl Place: Riberac (24)
testing the solutions we have, the
IS A NECESSITY
dealers got really motivated to get
Michel Tramier, Managing Director of Kverneland Group France
which is the acknowledgement for
explains about the initiative for an extensive dealer training program
competent customer service in
offered to a large selection of the Kverneland and Vicon dealer
the official certification “iM Certified”,
network throughout France. Michel Tramier: “The best way to sell precision ag technologies is to give our dealers a hands-on
Michel Tramier, Managing
experience with our iM FARMING machines and electronic solutions.
Director of Kverneland
We have offered an extensive iM FARMING Sales and Product
training to our key-dealers. Learning by doing was the credo and by
FIELD SPRAYERS that go one step further Crop protection is essential for favourable harvesting, and a good field sprayer plays an important role in that process. It is also thanks to ISOBUS that Kverneland Group's range of field sprayers provides very extensive possibilities.
Spraying by night – optimal conditions
All things considered, conditions in the evening and at night
Do you want to get more efficiency out of your field sprayer? You can achieve
are often even better for your crop protection. Obviously,
that, among other things, by spraying in optimal circumstances. At night, in the
the full force of the sun is lacking, but the wind is also often
dark, is a good example. After all, due to the GEOcontrol GPS functionality it
lighter than during the day.
makes no difference anymore whether you work your fields by day or by night.
Using the GEOcontrol option of Kverneland Group on your
Using a professional GPS system, you are not only right on track; the sprayer also
IsoMatch Tellus, you can go about your business without
knows exactly where you are, and when spraying should be started or stopped.
any worries. The benefit for you? Better conditions and
Even in the dark, you can stop and start whenever you want to; the IsoMatch
more operational hours for your field sprayer. And to install,
terminal shows exactly which fields have already been sprayed and which ones
you only need to download the software once.
still need more or less intensive spraying.
So: as easy as pie!
“O NE PRESS OF THE SPRAYER
BUTTON IS ENOUGH ”
iXCLEAN PRO ALWAYS 100% CLEAN Never want to worry again about forgotten
efficiently, without any risk of failure.
spraying residues resulting in crop damage? Then Kverneland Group’s iXclean Pro is the
Cold water is sufficient but the secret definitely lies in the water flow. As opposed
best solution for you. It is easy to use and
to a constant water supply, iXclean Pro cleans the boom, hoses, circuit, taps
offers a better guarantee of quality.
and nozzles up to three times with optimum operational efficiency. The cleaning programme itself establishes which particular part requires more or less water.
After each spraying round on your field, one press of the
Therefore, in the end you also save on water consumption, which is advantageous
sprayer button - or simply through the IsoMatch Tellus -
for both the environment and your wallet.
is sufficient. Depending upon the model, the iXclean Pro
programme automatically rinses all hoses, the tank, pump
There is no way that you can clean the machine yourself just as quickly. And you can
and circuit in a matter of five to seven minutes. In this way,
be sure that your next spraying agents will be in an absolutely clean sprayer. Are you
you can be sure that your sprayer is cleaned quickly and
interested? Ask your dealer about the possibilities.
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MULTI-TANK SYSTEM iXTER-iXTRA COMBINATION When operating your sprayer in the field, do
gives you the possibility of variation between your front and rear tank. Such
you sometimes need to distribute different
variations may apply to both spraying agents and water. So, you have the
concentrations of spraying agent on different
possibility to use two agents and also to intensify a concentration.
parts of the parcel?
The Kverneland Groupâ€™s MultiTank System allows you to fill and operate your Does your headland require a different dosage or
iXtra and iXter in various ways. These mounted tanks are both ideally suited
concentration from that on other parts in the field, e.g.
to this application: the iXtra on the front lift and the iXter at the rear of the
due to more intensive weed growth? Do you want to
tractor. The system itself monitors weight distribution, so that you maintain a
carry extra clean water for a subsequent spraying round?
Or do you simply look for more capacity in your mounted field sprayer?
The unique benefit of this system is that the tanks can be used together or as
In that case, it would be very practical to be able to vary
separate units. While you control the IsoMatch Tellus in your tractor cab, you
your operations. Thanks to the Kverneland Group iXter-
maintain a perfect overview of the front and the rear. The top screen displays
iXtra combination, you can rely on a MultiTank System that
both sprayers, while the bottom screen keeps the field in view.
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GEOspread manages the spreading Mont-Carmel is the second largest subdivision in the Kamouraska county in the province of Quebec (Canada). Nicolas and Dominic are the fourth generation of Lévesque to run the Pierrelac Farm, which is a dairy and contracting enterprise in the region.
Pierrelac Farm 160 hectares Silage maize, heat and Oats 150 animals Kverneland Exacta TL GEOspread spreader with an IsoMatch Tellus
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Kverneland: A well-known brand
Most advanced spreader at the moment
“As far as I can remember, our family owned Kverneland machinery. 30 years
In the purpose of offering a new service to their customers
ago, my grandfather bought a three furrow plough and since the last 15 years,
as well as using it in their fields, Pierrelac Farm acquired
we have been using a five furrow BB115 plough,” says Dominic. Dominic also
a Kverneland Exacta TL GEOspread last spring. Nicolas
remembers when he was in the Agriculture college, he used to participate in
says: “We chose Kverneland because we think they have
plowing competitions as junior in the province of Quebec as well as in a country
the most advanced product on the market at this time,
level. Kverneland has been part of their lives for a very long time and they have
and we indeed experienced an outstanding efficiency on
been trusting in the brand ever since.
the field!” The biggest asset is the GEOspread system says Dominic. “That system manages the spreading: it has a good spreading pattern and is very precise! The overlaps are not excessive because, on irregular fields, the GEOspread takes care of the spreading width as well as the ON/OFF section control. For instance, if you have already been at a particular place, it will stop to spread which means a good economy of fertiliser.”
Versatility = Future! “With the IsoMatch Tellus terminal, it is easy to operate other ISOBUS machinery,” says Nicolas. This is one of the reasons why Pierrelac Farm is considering acquiring a Kverneland sprayer too; no need to buy another terminal. On the top of that, the brothers say, they will use the same tractor for the two Kverneland machines then they will decrease the tramline factor and save more crops. p
iM Nicolas and Dominic iM Intelligent
Name: Nicolas and Dominic Age: 23, 34 Hobbies: Organising tractor pulling competitions Favorite animal: Horses
“ ISOMATCH TELLUS IS EASY TO OPERATE, EASY TO LOOK AFTER, EASY FOR ALL!”
ACCURATE UP TO TWO METRES spreading around The weight precision of Kverneland Groupâ€™s weighing spreaders is outstanding and all of the three models feature ISOBUS. You can be certain that you will always distribute the correct amount of fertiliser per hectare and that optimal growth of your crop is ensured.
Precision in spreading fertiliser is becoming increasingly important. Both the authorities and your wallet are adamant when it comes to wasting money and fertiliser. Therefore, Kverneland Group produces fertiliser spreaders that ensure the
100% ISOBUS No overlap on headlands
Parcel registration and data
The intelligent Kverneland spreaders from the Exacta range like to think along with
you. Once you have set the working width and dosage per hectare, the spreader automatically adjusts its output as it goes. In addition, the spreader can operate on
Up to 15% saving on fertiliser
the basis of spreading charts or crop sensors; where more fertiliser is required, the
Automatic switching ON/OFF
machine spreads more and where the optimum has been reached, it will reduce its
output. The eventual objective is a maximum crop of consistent quality.
Precision spreading with GEOspread
How clever would you like it to be? Why spread fertiliser to the left when you
Before you go out into the field for spreading fertilisers, you
have already been there? For this reason Kverneland Group has developed
first need to adjust the settings which apply to your fertiliser.
GEOspread. It allows you to operate field sections with up to 2m accuracy. A
The AutosetApp connects the IsoMatch Tellus directly
36m working width is divided into eighteen sections, each two metres wide. It
with your weigh cell spreader and will automatically adjust
is up to you to decide how to work: from the centre outwards, or from left to
the spreader according to the settings entered into the
right. Thanks to the IsoMatch Tellus you can enter your requirements in real time.
And in combination with GEOcontrol, the sections can also be automatically The AutosetApp sets you up for a well prepared start in
controlled by GPS.
ten clear steps. Determine your fertiliserâ€™s properties, How about the purchase? You can buy the required license online through
select your spreader model and working width, specify
Kverneland and you can apply it in practice directly using IsoMatch Tellus.
the required speed and type of fertiliser and then; just go! The spreader is automatically adjusted correctly; it does its job and ensures the best distribution over your fields. Convenience for you? You can be certain that you will
Scan QR to have a look at the video of the Kverneland Exacta TL GEOspread video or go to youtu.be/6SxF7ON-5kE
not forget information or skip any steps. If you have a wifi connection, the latest update of the app will be installed automatically.
Scan QR for the AutoSetApp video or go to http://youtu.be/q7oSBcDwZs0
THE AUTOSETAPP* IN 10 STEPS
Testing the fertiliser in the
Spreader Competence Centre
Establishing the fractioning of
Entering the working width, kg/ha, forward speed
the fertiliser you want to apply
Entering the distribution size (%) and density
using the grading box
Analysing the results
Setting advice for your selected fertiliser
Updating the AutosetApp
Press 'send' to send the data entered via the IsoMatch Tellus terminal to the
Updating the AutosetApp
through an USB stick
Automatic adjustment of spreader; ready to go spreading in the field!
*AutosetApp will be integrated in the IsoMatch GEOcontrol Software From November 2013 the AutosetApp will be integrated as standard into the IsoMatch GEOcontrol software which can be used in combination with the IsoMatch Tellus Universal Terminal. Existing terminals can be easily updated to incorporate the AutosetApp.
“ ISOBUS HAS CONQUERED THE WORLD” NEW THE AEF ISOBUS DATABASE The latest development with the AEF is a database in which each user can establish straightaway whether a tractor or machine is ISOBUS-compatible. In this way, the AEF wants to ensure transparency for the numerous possibilities of the application of ISOBUS. All versions of ISOBUS are listed on the online platform; all of the Kverneland Group’s ISOBUS software will be available in that database. By entering the name of the tractor or machine you are looking for, you can immediately establish if the equipment is ISOBUS-compatible. If affirmative, you can be sure that the combination will function.
Scan QR to visit AEF's website or go to www.aef-online.org
Martijn Holten , Technical Support & Knowledge Centre Manager at Kverneland Group Mechatronics, about the success of ISOBUS
THE BENEFITS OF COMPATIBILITY Wouldn't it be easy if each tractor could communicate with any other machine? The key to such convenience has been in existence for more than ten years; in 2001, ISOBUS saw its introduction to the market. By now, many farmers and contractors are gratefully using this product.
ISOBUS, what was it all about? “The original idea is that all brands of tractors and machines coupled with each
Which equipment is already fitted with ISOBUS?
other can really operate together. We have done this by making agreements with
“During the first years, particularly the electronically controlled
other manufacturers about standards for cabling and - later on - for software as
machines were made ISOBUS-compatible; you can think of
well. This communication protocol is called ISOBUS.”
balers, seed drills, fertiliser spreaders and field sprayers. For
How quickly was it accepted by the market place?
those machines, much profit through efficiency could be gained in terms of control. Increasingly, you now see that
“The first developments in terms of compatibility had been set in motion slowly
electronic solutions are gaining ground over mechatronic
in the early nineties, but ISOBUS really got things going. An increased number of
solutions. In the long run, most machines will be controlled
manufacturers got involved and eventually they worked together within the AEF
electronically. You can see now that machines such as
(see left page). This accelerated the process significantly and consequently we
loader wagons, mowers and ploughs also feature ISOBUS
could assure quality by engaging independent certifying institutions.”
functionality, especially since the emergence of GPS. And
What are the benefits of ISOBUS for the farmer?
that development will only grow, as will the introduction of useful ISOBUS-based accessories by suppliers. Older
“It ensures the convenience that you can operate any machine behind your tractor,
tractors can also be modified for ISOBUS features using a
independent of the brand. This is because the ISOBUS connection ensures that
the electronically controlled machines are all operated from the tractor. So, you can choose the most suitable machine. And you only have to invest once in a
What future potential does ISOBUS offer?
terminal which you can control using a touch screen, buttons or joystick for all
“ISOBUS is the basis of GPS agriculture, just to give one
purposes. Thus, control becomes exceptionally easy: plug & play.”
example, as precision agriculture requires a tractor that is fitted with a GPS receiver to communicate with the machine. Farmers are sure to gain more efficiency from their operations when applying precision agriculture. Such an investment can be recovered within a year. Functionality increases with e.g. a GPS antenna or additional control software. Also, new sensors and systems will be introduced into the market, for use by any ISOBUS machine or tractor. However, ISOBUS is the essence of these applications and it remains the basis.”
Precision drilling by means of GEOseed Not only in parallel but diagonal as well Using GEOseed you can move onto the next chapter in precision drilling; thanks to this innovation, yields can be increased further by several percentage points. So, if you want optimal efficiency, GEOseed is just the thing for you. The basic idea of the Kverneland engineers was this: with GEOseed, the seed can be evenly placed not only in a parallel pattern but also at an angle to the direction of travel, across the working width of your spacing drill - according to adjustments - in a parallel rectangular, square or triangular pattern. Your benefits: nutrients are used more effectively and erosion caused by water, wind and sun is reduced. Bio farmers can perform diagonal weed control without damaging the plants. With GEOseed, Kverneland Group extends its iM FARMING concept at the highest level (iM Intelligent); as early as 2009, a DLG Silver Medal proved that parallel drilling is beneficial for trial operations. Today, there is extensive proof to that effect.
Yield increase up to 3% Optimal use of soil nutrients, because the plants are being positioned evenly across the field surface Less erosion (water, wind, sun) Possibility of diagonal soil tillage in
Drilling in a parallel pattern
between the rows Optimal precision drilling thanks to ISOBUS technology
Drilling in a triangular pattern
“WITH GEOSEED WE ARE SAVING ON SEED AND FUEL”
iM Stefan iM Intelligent
Name: Stefan Engel Age: 44 Company: Agrarunternehmen Barnstädt e.G. Number of hectares: 5800 Crops: sugar beets, maize, barly, wheat, rape Hometown: Altweidenbach (Querfurt), Germany Family: married, 2 children Machines: Kverneland Monopill, Optima, CTC Cultivator and Plough
Stefan Engel: “We are currently testing (editor's note: status per 6/2013) how the various cultivation methods involving GEOseed stand up in practice. At this stage, one thing is clear already: thanks to GEOseed, absolutely precise seed placement is possible both in a parallel and triangular pattern! The plants' positions are ‘straight from the drawing board' so that each plant enjoys optimal space to grow. In this way, we can save on seed. And since the plants are growing in a triangular pattern, harvesting is easier as well. Another benefit of seed placement in a triangular pattern is that we see less erosion damage. Our conclusion: we are saving on seed and fuel!”
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Head of the plant breeding section of the Barnstädt agricultural business Sowing of beet seeds in a parallel and triangular pattern using a Monopill SE plus GEOseed technology
“GEOSEED DRILLING FACILITATES ABSOLUTE PRECISION”
iM Dietrich iM Intelligent Dietrich Kortenbruck: "At Hohenheim University we are in the second trial year. We are now busy testing the precision of seed placement using the GEOseed method. In this context, our measurements demonstrate beyond any doubt that the seed placement, both in a parallel and triangular pattern, is feasible with absolute precision. With this innovation, Kverneland makes a major move in the right direction. After all, knowledge of the exact location of the plants is becoming increasingly important for future 'Precision Farming' and Kverneland's - already proven - GEOseed drilling method demonstrably facilitates exactly that precision!"
PHD student, Universität Hohenheim, Institut für Agrartechnik Six row Unicorn, GEOseed field test, second year, project aimed at assessing the effects of GEOseed compared to traditional planting methods
Name: Dietrich Kortenbruck Age: 26 Company: Universität Hohenheim, Institut für Agrartechnik Hometown: Stuttgart Hohenheim (Germany) Hobbies: interested in Precision Farming, working on a doctorate for agricultural engineering
After filling in the required data, the calculator clearly shows what you can save in terms of money! Currently it is possible to control your ISOBUS machine
The app shows what the advantages and cost savings are when you are using
by GPS and IsoMatch GEOcontrol on the IsoMatch Tellus
the IsoMatch Tellus Terminal. The calculator shows in a quick and easy way what
Terminal or via the ISOBUS compatible tractor terminal.
the cost saving are in terms of percentage and money. This means the cost
With the developments in GPS it is possible for the farmer
savings in the purchase of seed, fertiliser and spray liquid, but also when you
to accurately seed, spread and spray without any overlap.
are using the IsoMatch GEOcontrol software application on the IsoMatch Tellus.
The Calculator app calculates the cost saving by using
There is a separate calculation in the app for each type of machine (Sprayer,
those GPS functionalities.
Spreader, Seeder). The Savings Calculator app is free to download from the app Store or Google Play. The app is developed to use at tablets.
DRILLING WITH 2.5CM PRECISION A FURTHER INCREASE IN YIELDS This is how intelligent sowing with GEOseed works: you operate a spacing drill with E-drive and you apply ISOBUS technology using your Tellus Terminal with GEOcontrol. GEOSeed is supplementary software. Using additional sensors fitted to your seed drill or Optima E-drive, you drill with notable precision in a parallel pattern. All of this is feasible thanks to satellite-controlled navigation featuring RTKGPS. Whether for maize, sugar beet or special crop cultures; you can choose between a square or triangular pattern. Say, when you sow sugar beets in a triangular pattern, all the beets are not gathered by the harvesting machine simultaneously. Here, a steady harvesting flow is ensured that improves performance.
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iM Calculator app The new IsoMatch Calculator app shows what the advantages and cost savings are when you are using the IsoMatch Tellus Terminal. This means the cost savings in the purchase of seed, fertiliser and spray liquid, but also when you are using the IsoMatch GEOcontrol software application on the IsoMatch Tellus. There is a separate calculation in the app for each type of machine.
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