Friday, 05 August 2022 12:55

Tractor tech does the thinking

Written by  Mark Daniel
Claas has integrated the Terranimo application into its CEMOS control system for tractors. Claas has integrated the Terranimo application into its CEMOS control system for tractors.

German manufacturer Claas has integrated the Terranimo application into its CEMOS control system for tractors.

While CEMOS is still the only selflearning, interactive driver assistance and process optimization system, the Terranimo application will enable the tractor-implement setting to be even more focused on soil protection.

Terranimo is a simulation model. It was developed by the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH-HAFL) in cooperation with the Agroscope Reckenholz Research Institute, Aarhus University in Denmark and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and calculates and visualizes the risk of compaction. The model’s algorithms are based, among other things, on decades of accumulated best expertise.

In CEMOS for tractors, these are combined with the other information – such as soil type and condition, working depth, field condition (uncultivated, shallowly tilled or deep tilled), attachment, tyre type and ballasting.

Based on this combined information and the technical data calculated by CEMOS, such as static or dynamic axle loads, Terranimo calculates the compaction risks for three soil layers. Based on the assessment, CEMOS can then provide the driver with further recommendations for ballasting and optimizing the tire pressure to create the least damage to the soil structure.

If any changes are made to the tractor or implement settings, any changes in the risk of compaction flows directly into the current risk assessment of the Terranimo function. As a result, the driver will receive direct feedback on the effect that changing the settings will have on the soil structure.

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