DEUTZ FAHR - AGROSKY
It's so easy to increase your efficiency
AGROSKY: you'll never want to work without it again.
Precision farming is already well established throughout many farm and contracting businesses. Professionals know that through the management of sub-areas and the synchronisation of all the operations, efficiency can be substantially increased. Farmers are increasingly looking to minimise inputs, whether it be seed, fertiliser, fuel, or labour, all factors contribute to the bottom line and the efficiency and success of a modern farming business. Precision Farming systems can have a positive influence on all of these factors and in most cases pay themselves off within the first few years. Deutz-Fahr is a leader in equipping tractors with advanced Precision Farming systems.
Agrosky is an extraordinary satellite assisted guidance system that can provide either visual guidance where the operator steers the tractor according to its position on the monitor or by the guidance of a ‘light bar’, or full-automatic steering which uses special solenoid valves in the steering system, or an electric motor mounted directly on the steering wheel, to keep the tractor always on the right track automatically without manual steering adjustment from the driver to correct alignment errors. The driver simply needs to steer to the starting point, after which the system positions and aligns the tractor correctly. Once the system takes over, the machine is guided precisely in a succession of parallel paths, reducing overlap by up to 90% and maximising productivity. Another significant advantage of Agrosky is that it makes it possible to maintain constant work speeds even in unfavourable conditions, such as night-time driving, in poor visibility caused by fog or dust, or in areas with no reference points. While the technology used is extremely sophisticated, the operating principle is actually very simple: the system uses satellite maps to calculate the ideal route, and then automatically guides the tractor by controlling the steering directly. This lets the driver concentrate fully on the job in hand and managing the implements.
Whether you are looking to buy a new Deutz-Fahr for your farming operation or enhance your current Deutz-Fahr tractor, a range of factory ready, factory fit, or dealer installed kits are available that can be catered to your needs to help you get the best out of your machine no matter the age or spec.
Deutz tractors and componentry are spec’d to ensure you don’t get left behind by the rapidly evolving technology. All 6, 7 and 9 series TTV, and selected 6 series RC-Shift models are GPS ready as standard from the factory. Additionally, any of the new 6G series tractors can be indent ordered as either GPS ready or GPS fitted from the factory (See below for specifications regarding ‘GPS Ready’ and GPS Fitted’).
These high-precision automatic guidance systems can be enhanced further through the integration of ISOBUS and TIM (Tractor Implement Management), with Deutz offering some of the highest standards on the market.
Other features standard on the Agrosky product include auto-section control, Variable Rate control, an IMU module plus plenty more features to increase your fleet efficiency and working comfort.
GPS ready tractors are tractors that come standard from the factory with all the wiring harness and componentry fully integrated into the tractor. All that is required is to mount and plug in the receiver on the roof and you are ready to start your work. GPS ready tractors include the following:
- Full Wiring Harness to accommodate GPS and ISOBUS integration
- ISOBUS Implement control harness for complete tractor, GPS and implement integration
- 4 Speed Easy Steer System, including hydraulic steering control and with quick steering function
- iMonitor2, 12 Inch touch screen that is the command centre for the tractor, ISOBUS implement screen and also the Agrosky GPS screen
- Factory Switch Equipment Fitted
The integration and fitment of all these components allow for a simple upgrade to maximise the potential of the TTV tractor as a full Auto steer capable unit. Standard fitment as part of this installation is the capability to provide application rate and section control for implements such as fertiliser spreaders, sprayers and planters without requiring any expensive unlock codes or other hidden expenses.
A major benefit to the operation of an Agrosky system is the lack of wiring harnesses, modems and ECU's located within the cabin area. These items are integrated within the build of the tractor and therefore leaves the cabin area uncluttered and without obscuring visibility. The iMonitor2 has the ability to divide into 4 sections allowing an operator to control an ISOBUS implement via the Universal Terminal in compliance with ISO11783 international standard, manage the tractors performance, monitor an external camera and also control the GPS system.