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Magnum AFS Connect: next level in data monitoring

Case IH Magnum AFS Connect offers farmers the next level in data monitoring and management.

Case IH is launching the 7th generation of its flagship conventional tractor, the Magnum AFS Connect. The range for the European market comprises the following models – Magnum 280, Magnum 310, Magnum 340, Magnum 380 and Magnum 400 – with respective maximum power outputs of 351, 382, 409, and 435hp.

Last week we announced the introduction of the AFS Connect Magnum 400, now we dig deeper in the AFS Connect telematics technology.

Record and transfer data

Data such as field records – area worked and rates of application, can now be recorded and transferred securely in real time on the move with the AFS Connect telematics technology inside the new Magnum models.

AFS Connect is based on Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) precision technology, but takes this a step further with new hard- and software, including a new display, operating system, receiver and completely redesigned hardware environment, allowing for remote display viewing, remote support capabilities and more.

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AFS Connect is based on Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) precision technology, but takes this a step further with new hard- and software, including a new display, operating system, receiver and completely redesigned hardware environment. - Photos: Case IH
AFS Connect is based on Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) precision technology, but takes this a step further with new hard- and software, including a new display, operating system, receiver and completely redesigned hardware environment. - Photos: Case IH

Two-way link

New Magnum AFS Connect technology developments provide a two-way link between the new AFS Pro 1200 display in the cab and the Case IH AFS Connect portal available through the mycaseih.com website.

This provides the gateway to management of data generated by the Magnum series tractor and the activities for which it is used. It allows farm managers to manage with precision their farm, fleet and data from their office or mobile device, monitoring current field operations, fleet information, agronomic data and more, with these activities recorded in real time.

With this two-way link a variable-rate prescription map could be sent wirelessly to the tractor for seed or fertiliser application.

Wireless data transfer

Secure wireless data transfer means no requirement for manual movement of data using USB memory sticks, eliminating the associated risk of loss or damage. Farm owners and managers can also then have the freedom to share selected agronomic data with third-party partners of their choosing – such as their agronomist – and tractor operating data with their dealer, to help identify service or operating issues and get the best from their machine.

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Owners can share operating data with their dealer, to help identify service or operating issues.
Owners can share operating data with their dealer, to help identify service or operating issues.

Remote display viewing

AFS Connect technology also makes it possible for remote display viewing of the tractor’s AFS operating screen by farm owners, managers and – with permission – the dealers supporting their equipment, providing exactly the same screen view the operator is seeing on the AFS Pro 1200 display in the cab.

This is to help identify problems and allow deeper insight to be gained into how they are caused and how they might be addressed. If users agree, dealers can also use remote service support to remotely identify maintenance and service needs and, if required, to identify the types and numbers of any parts needed before visiting the machine.

3 key components

Three core components work together to create the AFS Connect specification of the new Magnum range: the AFS Pro 1200 operator display terminal, the AFS Vision Pro operating system and AFS Vector Pro satellite receiver. These elements allow users to configure tractor management and precision farming functionality in the way they prefer.

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Three core components work together to create the AFS Connect specification of the new Magnum range: the AFS Pro 1200 operator display terminal, the AFS Vision Pro operating system and AFS Vector Pro satellite receiver.
Three core components work together to create the AFS Connect specification of the new Magnum range: the AFS Pro 1200 operator display terminal, the AFS Vision Pro operating system and AFS Vector Pro satellite receiver.

The new AFS Pro 1200 display uses AFS Vision Pro operating system allowing the operating system to be configured to the operator’s preferences. In addition to touchscreen operation, pre-programmed hot keys allow certain functions to be accessed more easily on the move in the field.

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