Instant recording of tractor operations, real-time monitoring of location and the availability of real-time data to make both instant and long-term farm management decisions. Those are just some of the ways in which new S-FleetTM telematics technology and the dedicated mySTEYRTM online portal can help enhance business efficiency for STEYR tractor owners.
STEYR’s tractor ranges, from the 58-65hp Kompakt S series to the 250-313hp Terrus CVT, can now be equipped with S-Fleet telematics, and this is available not just for new machines but also for older models or ranges. For a tractor equipped with S-Fleet, the owner simply creates an account on-line via the mySTEYR website and registers the machine. Both live and stored data relating to the tractor and its activities are then accessible via the S-Fleet app using a smartphone or tablet or, for more detailed analysis to aid long-term planning, the S-Fleet portal on the mySTEYR.com website.
mySTEYR: the gateway to data access
mySTEYR.com enables customers to create an online account to register their tractors via the website, and then provides a gateway to S-Fleet telematics data. The mySTEYR web portal provides a high- level overview of owners’ tractor fleets and enables them to edit business and equipment information.
If the owner wishes, they can choose to activate an option which will allow their dealer to view basic product information such as vehicle make, model and PIN (serial number). In addition, owners of next generation tractors will soon be able to select, via the mySTEYR portal, whether they wish to make telematics data available to their dealer. The mySTEYR website also remote to the S-Fleet telematics portal, for online viewing and management of customers’ machinery fleets.
S-Fleet: the technology to connect your fleet, farm and data
Both the S-Fleet app and the online S-Fleet portal provide a central place for users to observe their machines in real time, and to automate the key processes of fleet, farm and data management. In both the app and the portal, the current status of a tractor – whether its engine is off, on, at idle, running, in work, moving or travelling – can be identified immediately, enabling owners and managers to keep a watch on their machine fleets and work progress. It is also possible to see, via the vehicle details page, the information related to the statuses of the machine over the past seven days, including total and average fuel consumption. An alert tab displays any alerts from the tractor terminal and/or instrument cluster, which can be filtered by severity and, when expanded, show a brief description of the symptom. Reports of machine data can be created for a period of up to two years.
The ‘farm’ tab allows users to quickly analyse all agronomic data, and is compatible with multiple formats, which can be received via wireless file transfer or USB stick. An integrated feature allows easy creation of pdf, csv and other file report formats through the online S-Fleet telematics portal. Users can send files, such as field boundary maps or prescription maps for variable seed rates, directly to the relevant machine, enabling seamless communication.
The online S-Fleet telematics portal also allows reports to be quickly generated from the field view or from the report builder capabilities of the software. Field view can help generate harvest or soil maps, for example, while report builder can provide a concise summary of the tasks carried out on a specific field.
“With the launch of mySTEYR and S-Fleet, STEYR customers now have access to telematics technology that brings significant benefits for data management and consequent productivity,” says Peter Friis, Head of STEYR Europe Commercial Operations.
“STEYR has a strong reputation as a technology leader, and with these new capabilities our customers will gain from significant savings in time and inputs, bringing great bottom-line benefits.”