Trimble, high technology for precision farming
From tractors to equipment, from the fields to the offices, the Californian company Trimble (the headquarters are in Sunnyvale) presented its technologies for agriculture at Agritechnica. Its solutions, the company explains, allow farmers and consultants to solve the complex challenges that modern farms face, especially in the field of precision farming. Here are some of the innovations launched at the Hanover event.
GFX-35. A High definition Android touchscreen display, which allows you to automate many of the typical applications of a farm. The 7 inch (18 centimetre) screen is easy to read and can be used to handle most field operations with great speed. Compatible with the new NAV-500 and NAV-900 driving controllers, the GFX-350 is also noted for the Precision-IQ operating system that accelerates field operations and simplifies equipment configuration. The operator only has to set vehicles, fields, tools and materials for their first use; the setting is saved and can be recalled later with a couple of click.
NAV-500. A driving controller capable of receiving correction signals from five different GNSS satellite systems with less than one metre accuracy and coverage for the entire farm. This is an ideal solution, also in terms of value for money, for soil processing, sowing, spraying and harvesting. Combined with the new GFX-350 display or the larger GFX-750™ display, the NAV-500 can correct the roll or automatically control the steering (in combination with the EZ-Steer assisted steering system and EZ-Pilot Pro steering system).
Precision-IQ. A unified application management platform for all Trimble displays, capable of controlling variable rate equipment such as the spot spraying system WeedSeeker 2. The simple and intuitive operating system makes operations even simpler and facilitates the configuration of the equipment on the TMX-2050, GFX-750 and GFX-350 displays. Once vehicles, fields, tools and materials have been set up during their first use, they are saved and can be reused with a couple of clicks. The Precision-IQ field software will be supplied as standard on all new Trimble displays.
by Giacomo Di Paola