Trimble and CLAAS alliance develops precision farming system

August 24, 2022  - By
Photo: CLAAS/Trimble

Photo: CLAAS/Trimble

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 “smart” display, GPS PILOT steering system and the SAT 900 GNSS receiver.

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

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

“We understand the operators’ complexities of using separate displays with different user interfaces in the cab running the machine and performing precision farming tasks,” said Jim Chambers, vice president of Trimble Agriculture. “Working in tandem with CLAAS, we have jointly developed a next-generation precision farming system designed around one common user interface to provide CLAAS operators 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, CLAAS E-Systems. “Precision farming systems from Trimble have been field proven worldwide over the course of two decades. In addition, Trimble, supported by its subsidiary Müller-Elektronik, brings outstanding expertise in ISOBUS technology, which allows a display to control the machine and implement.”

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

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

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

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.