Operators in the agricultural sector now have a broad range of technologies available to help them produce more with less effort, optimising resources and consumption. Work becomes more profitable as hourly costs drop – this is a key goal for all farm owners and contractors.
Innovations in this field have revolutionised the way we do farming, offering simpler and more efficient management of operations.
Automated processes provide improved precision and performance while reducing operator fatigue as the different tasks can be conveniently overseen from the display.
The technology content keeps growing and incorporates increasingly sophisticated features. The tractor cab has become a full-fledged on-board computer: machine and equipment can be operated from a single touchscreen monitor and tools connected to satellite geolocation let you trace your path and receive data and information that can be processed remotely.
Farming practices are changing rapidly as steadily evolving technologies are made available to operators. But what are the most significant innovations and what advantages do they offer to operators in the agricultural sector?
The turning point for the introduction of the latest state-of-the-art technologies in tractors was the adoption of Isobus protocol, that lets various devices ‘speak’ with each other.
Isobus is the protocol defined by a specific standard that enables tractors, software and equipment to communicate even when they are of different makes.
Developed in agreement with leading manufacturers to solve compatibility issues, Isobus is a sort of universal language which allows data and information to be exchanged via a single control console installed in the tractor cab.
Machine and equipment can be conveniently operated from the cab, and they exchange data continuously to create an interconnected system.
Until recently, connecting different equipment to the tractor could be problematic as it meant cluttering the cab with as many control devices as there were the pieces of equipment, not to mention the wiring harnesses. As new technologies were introduced, the sheer number of control units in the tractor cab would become difficult to manage.
Isobus lets you manage all features from a single monitor: you can
The introduction of satellite receivers in tractors was a giant leap forward that permitted the fields to be worked to be mapped with a high degree of accuracy. The introduction of integrated devices and software made it possible to develop a broad range of applications, including satellite-assisted guidance.
Satellite-assisted guidance provides the operator with a set of drive assist devices. Once the field has been mapped using satellite receivers, the software is capable of elaborating visual plots of the path to be followed to perform field operations.
In addition, satellite guidance can be supplemented with automated steering systems that lessen driving effort so that the operator can focus on other aspects of the job such as controlling the equipment.
Satellite guidance allows you to work better and achieve maximum results. Production costs drop, as operation efficiency increases. The benefits are many:
To offer you the best solutions, we at Landini chose to rely on Topcon, a standard-setting player in the field of precision farming with cutting-edge technology solutions with an intuitive interface, quick and easy to learn and use.
Find out more about the satellite-assisted guidance and automated steering systems.
Managing a fleet of tractors is not always easy. Keeping track of movements, consumption, servicing, the work carried out daily and monthly, making forecasts for the next operations in order to optimise costs and returns are all challenging tasks.
This is why we have developed the new technologies of Landini Fleet Management, in order to provide a up-to-date overview of the fleet operations at all times.
Fleet Management is a telematic system that enables you to remotely monitor fleet position and operations performed in real time, in order to optimise the performance of machines and equipment.
With the integration of geolocation systems and data collection software, tractors and equipment transmit a large amount of data which can be collected, stored and retrieved from a monitor, while comfortably sitting in one’s office.
With Fleet Management, managing your fleet becomes an easy, efficient task: You can:
Fleet Management is an essential tool for a business-like management of your fleet and gives you immediate, full control over your tractors, enabling you to track work progress, evaluate performance, plan the next tasks, identify and resolve potential machine problems.
Keeping up with the evolution of farming technology as always, Landini offers cutting-edge solutions to serve operator needs, and the opportunity to customise them to suit your specific requirements.
Contact your dealer and find out how we can help you work better.