With its telematics platform, Claas is not only providing a quick overview of machine status and settings in real time, but also a convenient solution for reliable documentation of field and harvesting work. The automatic documentation means that machine data and agronomic information can be assigned to specific areas in a time-saving and uncomplicated manner. Once the field boundaries have been stored in telematics, the system automatically recognizes the field in which the machine is located. Based on the field boundaries and recorded tracks for each activity, the telematics platform then creates field-related documentation for various parameters. The system is fully automated which means that there is no additional work for the driver or in the office.
Documenting yield maps with NIR sensor
In combination with a Claas Jaguar, harvest quantities and measurement values of the NIR sensor can also be evaluated for each field. The DLG-approved NIR sensor provides information about dry substance content and also about constituents such as starch, crude protein, crude fibre, crude ash, crude fat and sugar content. The telematics platform also produces clear and— thanks to NIR measurement—highly precise yield maps for subarea-specific analysis. Data and maps can be exported and transferred in ISOXML format if required. In addition, the dosage quantity of the silage additive, which is controlled based on the NIR measurement, can also be documented.
Automatic data transfer—also from add-on devices
The telematics platform can now be directly connected to many well-known farm management systems thanks to the new Claas API. As a result, field boundaries can be automatically transferred to the telematics platform, and the data from the automatic documentation is directly transferred to the respective farm management system. This means that manual export and import of data is no longer necessary, which makes work considerably easier and saves time.
The TONI function in Claas telematics continues to be unique. The ISOBUS interface can also be used to document data from stored add-on devices such as balers or loader wagons or, if necessary, to export it in ISOXML format.
Using DataConnect, the award-winning platform solution presented at Agritechnica 2019, it will also be possible in the future to display the mixed vehicle fleets with networked machines from John Deere, Case IH, Steyr and New Holland in telematics.
Telematics is fitted as standard on many Claas tractors and harvesters and, in addition to documentation, offers digital dealer support through remote service, on request. This includes the transmission of faults to the responsible Claas sales and service partner, who can order and deliver the right spare part after remote diagnosis, thereby saving time. A proactive maintenance plan is a further component of the remote service for sophisticated, rapid and perfectly-timed maintenance that is optimally tailored to the customer.