task mas­ter

The Claas S10 ter­mi­nal can now mul­ti­task with ISOBUS gear

Farms & Farm Machinery - - News -

Claas has im­proved the func­tion­al­ity of the S10 ter­mi­nal used in Arion, Ax­ion and Xe­rion trac­tors so it can multi-task with ISOBUS im­ple­ments.

The ter­mi­nal will be able to con­trol any ISOBUS-com­pat­i­ble equip­ment at the same time as it op­er­ates the trac­tor’s steer­ing sys­tem, as stan­dard with all 2017-de­liv­ered ma­chines, or as an op­tional retro­fit to ex­ist­ing ter­mi­nals.

As well as steer­ing, im­ple­ments, and cam­eras, the S10 is also now able to con­trol Claas Task Man­age­ment and Sec­tion Con­trol fea­tures.

CLAAS Har­vest Cen­tre pre­ci­sion farm­ing group prod­uct man­ager Travis Ryan-Sal­ter says that the Sec­tion Con­trol au­to­mat­i­cally man­ages sec­tions dur­ing spray­ing, spread­ing or drilling op­er­a­tions to pre­vent over­lap­ping.

“There are also ad­just­ment op­tions avail­able for work­ing in odd-shaped pad­docks, around ob­sta­cles or on head­lands,” RyanSal­ter says.

He adds that con­trac­tors and large-scale op­er­a­tors will find the

Task Man­age­ment func­tion par­tic­u­larly in­ter­est­ing.

“De­tailed op­er­at­ing or­ders for in­di­vid­ual sec­tions can be cre­ated us­ing the Task Man­age­ment pro­gram on an of­fice com­puter and then trans­ferred to the trac­tor,” he says.

“If nec­es­sary, the op­er­a­tor can change and op­ti­mise the task data via the S10 ter­mi­nal.

“TC Geo en­ables the vari­able rate ap­pli­ca­tion of fer­tiliser or crop pro­tec­tion prod­ucts. Op­er­at­ing data can then be trans­ferred back to the of­fice com­puter to cre­ate proof-of-place­ment maps.”

The S10’s 10.4-inch (264mm) touch­screen is able to dis­play mul­ti­ple ap­pli­ca­tion screens when they are re­quired, as well as a favourites menu which can be pro­grammed with up to 12 func­tions for easy ac­cess by the op­er­a­tor.

Above left: An MF 5713 SL car­ry­ing a bale us­ing an MF 949 loader

Above right: The big­gest mem­ber of the new se­ries get­ting muddy

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