Trimble and CLAAS alliance develops precision farming system

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As part of a strategic alliance, Trimble and CLAAS have developed a next-generation system for CLAAS tractors, combines and forage harvesters.

The precision farming system includes the new CLAAS CEMIS 1200 “intelligent” display, the GPS PILOT steering system and the SAT 900 GNSS receiver.

The CEMIS display uses Trimble’s new integrated modular software architecture for positioning, steering and ISOBUS technology for a seamless connection to control and monitor tools in the field. ISOBUS is an international communication protocol that sets the standard for agricultural electronics.

Trimble’s new architecture accelerates the development of a custom precision farming system by linking CLAAS’ machine interface and Trimble’s guidance capabilities into a common in-cab user experience.

“We understand the complexity for operators of using separate screens with different in-cab user interfaces to operate the machine and perform precision farming tasks,” said Jim Chambers, vice president of Trimble Agriculture. “In collaboration with CLAAS, we have jointly developed a next-generation precision farming system designed around a common user interface to provide CLAAS operators with the best customer experience.”

“As an experienced, innovative and global provider of precision agriculture solutions, Trimble was our first choice as a technology partner,” said Carsten Hoff, Managing Director of CLAAS E-Systems. “Trimble’s precision farming systems have been proven in the field around the world for two decades. In addition, Trimble, supported by its subsidiary Müller-Elektronik, brings exceptional expertise in ISOBUS technology, which allows a screen to control the machine and the implement.

The CEMIS 1200 display connects to the GPS PILOT system and the SAT 900 GNSS receiver, based on the Trimble NAV-900 guidance controller, for positioning and steering capabilities. This solution provides repeatable sub-meter accuracy suitable for tillage, large area seeding, spraying and harvesting operations.

For even greater accuracy, users can subscribe to Trimble’s CLAAS-branded correction services, called SATCOR, to achieve pass-to-pass accuracy of up to 2.5 centimeters without a base station.

The precision farming system is already available for CLAAS TRION and now extends to LEXION, ARION, AXION and JAGUAR.

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