clear view

Case IH has com­bined map view­ing soft­ware and farm man­age­ment sys­tems in a pow­er­ful new prod­uct ClearVU that as­sists farm­ers to run a more ef­fi­cient farm busi­ness

Farms & Farm Machinery - - Product News -

Case IH staged live demon­stra­tions of its cloud-based ClearVU farm man­age­ment tool at the AgQuip Field Days held re­cently in Gunnedah. The tool has been de­vel­oped in part­ner­ship with AgDNA, in re­sponse to a need the com­pany saw within its cus­tomer base.

“There are so many vari­ables as­so­ci­ated with agri­cul­ture, and a mul­ti­tude of de­ci­sions farm­ers are faced with on a day-to­day, sea­son-to-sea­son ba­sis,” says An­drew Kis­sel, Case IH ANZ prod­uct man­ager – plant­ing and soil man­age­ment equip­ment.

“The cur­rent drought is just one of the mas­sive chal­lenges be­ing tack­led by pro­duc­ers at the moment, and a stark ex­am­ple of why we as a com­pany need to be do­ing all we can to help farm­ers with plan­ning de­ci­sions and man­age­ment strate­gies.

“ClearVU is a way for farm­ers to store a huge va­ri­ety of in­for­ma­tion in one place and at the touch of a but­ton they can com­bine to get a clear pic­ture of the cur­rent state of the busi­ness, the im­pact of past de­ci­sions and where fu­ture op­por­tu­ni­ties lie.”

Fi­nan­cial in­for­ma­tion, ma­chin­ery use and per­for­mance, weather charts, crop data, har­vest records, and fixed/vari­able costs and in­come in­for­ma­tion are all read­ily avail­able in a user­friendly por­tal. The por­tal sup­ports a range of con­troller types and can be ac­cessed from a va­ri­ety of de­vices, in­clud­ing via a mo­bile app.

ClearVU’s equip­ment func­tion­al­ity can track fuel lev­els, send guid­ance lines, pre­scrip­tions and off­sets di­rectly to ma­chines from the map screen view ma­chine met­rics, and track alerts and ser­vice is­sues. This is in ad­di­tion to of­fer­ing the abil­ity to in­ter­act with an in­di­vid­ual piece of ma­chin­ery in the field via the por­tal.

Ac­tiv­ity plans al­low the user to gen­er­ate spe­cific seed­ing, ap­pli­ca­tion and har­vest­ing plans over an en­tire sea­son, with the added abil­ity of be­ing able to carry over pre­vi­ous plans to fu­ture sea­sons. A ‘Farm Fi­nan­cials’ page is de­signed to help grow­ers’ gen­er­ate fi­nan­cial re­ports and man­age profit and loss across their farm through­out mul­ti­ple sea­sons.

“ClearVU gives farm­ers the edge in suc­cess­fully main­tain­ing their farm and ma­chin­ery data in a way that’s easy to nav­i­gate, vis­ually ap­peal­ing and in­cred­i­bly sim­ple to master,” Kis­sel says.

“This prod­uct has been a num­ber of years in the mak­ing, in­clud­ing a rig­or­ous round of field test­ing by stake­hold­ers who un­der­stand what farm­ers need to max­imise their busi­ness’ pro­duc­tiv­ity.”

Left: After show­cas­ing its au­ton­o­mous con­cept ve­hi­cle in 2017, Case IH main­tained the high-tech theme this year with a fo­cus on its new tech­nol­ogy plat­form ClearVU

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