Agritechnica 2015: Fendt and John Deere win gold

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Agritechnica gold Agritechnica kicks off tomorrow but Gold has already been awarded to five innovations Agritechnica gold
Carene Chong with the latest Reporter Carene Chong is reporting for Farms from Germany Carene Chong with the latest
Fendt VarioGrip Pro Fendt's VarioGrip Pro is a quick tyre pressure control system Fendt VarioGrip Pro
JD Connected Nutrient Management Connected Nutrient Management is a user-friendly, optimised nutrient management system enabling the demand-oriented, precise application JD Connected Nutrient Management
JD ConnectedCropProtection The combination of Connected Crop Protection and the Chemical Application Manager is an intuitive system that helps users make sound decisions about application JD ConnectedCropProtection
JD ProCut technology John Deere's 'ProCut' controls the gap between the knives and the counterblade on a forage harvester. JD ProCut technology
Krone Premos 5000 Premos 5000 is the first mobile pellet harvester that produces 16mm-diameter pellets without pre-crushing Krone Premos 5000

John Deere scored three out of five Gold medals for innovation in the lead up to the world’s top trade fair for farm machinery Agritechnica

Agritechnica is only just about to kick off but Farming reporter Carene Chong was there early to catch the excitement as no fewer than 311 innovations were judged according to strict criteria by the German Agricultural Society’s independent panel in Hannover, Germany.

Here is just a taste of what is yet to come of coverage from the world’s leading trade fair for Trade Farm Machinery.

Five innovations have been conferred with the prestigious Gold medals to John Deere, Fendt and Krone with Silver Medals awarded to a further 44

 

Fendt VarioGrip Pro

Febdt VarioGrip

Tyre pressure control systems offer many uncontested advantages, but also one drawback: they are very slow in inflating the tyres for road travel.

Besides, they require the engine to be revving at high speeds to provide the necessary drive power for the compressor while the tractor is stationary.
 
The Fend 'VarioGrip Pro' uses an additional high-pressure tyre inside a bespoke and newly developed tyre.

This internal tyre serves as an accumulator which allows the inflation pressure to be altered very quickly.

The air is pumped into the internal tyre through a simple rotary union which also ensures it cannot escape.

This quick tyre pressure control system reduces the time spent in road travel and allows field work at low and soil-friendly pressures.

 

John Deere Connected Nutrient Management

Connected Nutrient

 
Maintaining the nutrient balance of the field from harvest to harvest currently involves extensive calculation and planning efforts for the farmer.

Connected Nutrient Management is a user-friendly, optimised nutrient management system enabling the demand-oriented, precise application of organic and chemical N and P fertiliers.

The system supports planning and optimisation with a holistic, overall observation of the harvest history and includes technologies for highly precise fertiliser application.
 
There has never before been a similar integrated solution offering maximum customer value while proactively considering the prevailing environmental and legislative constraints.

 

John Deere Connected Crop Protection and Chemical Application Manager

Connected crop protection

Crop treatment requires farmers to look at a range of different information in order to decide on a specific treatment.

The growing complexity of the information combned with statutory requirements can lead to mis-application and the risk of spraying non-target areas.
 
The combination of Connected Crop Protection and the Chemical Application Manager is an intuitive system that helps users make sound decisions for a targeted, well-timed, and precise application.

This integrated system relies on a range of key technologies that offer recommendations and operator assistance for filling  and spraying and automatically take buffer zones into account.

This is the first system to provide farmers with a fast, efficient and integral method of crop treatment: from problem identification to treatment recommendation. It is also an application that complies with the law and provides prompt and time-efficient documentation.

 

Krone PREMOS 5000

Krone Premos 5000 


Pellets made from agricultural feed crops can be used as fuel, bedding, feed and animal toys.

Premos 5000 is the first mobile pellet harvester that produces 16mm-diameter pellets without pre-crushing by using two interlocking die rollers.

The machine is designed for on-site use where it picks the material directly from the straw swath. The system is extremely efficient and has a low specific energy input per tonne of pellets produced.

 

John Deere ProCut Sharp setting

JD Pro Cut

Especially in the heat of harvest, it is essential to keep the knives on the forager chopping drum sharp and to adjust the counterblade as appropriate.

John Deere's 'ProCut' controls the gap between the knives and the counterblade. The system does not measure the gap with the help of vibration sensors but with an inductive method and two special sensors.

In addition, it is also possible to measure automatically the sharpness of all knives.

The system offers great benefits for the customer, because it always indicates the best time to adjust the counterblade and sharpen the knives and recommends the number of grinds to be applied.

With all elements always in their best condition, fuel consumption drops and so do the costs for knives, counterblade and grinder.

This year’s show to be held at the Hanover exhibition centre from 10 to 14 November.

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