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Smarter data management and new NIR-sensor for Krone SPFH

Krone is now offering a NIR-sensor from the Italian company Dinamica Generale, combined with new data management tools.

Krone already had its own in-house developed NIR-sensor, a relatively simple and affordable sensor, but its possibilities are limited. Therefore Krone now offers a second option; a sensor built by the Italian company Dinamica Generale. Dinamica is also building NIR-sensors for New Holland’s SPFH.

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Job hours and acres are quickly jotted down on a slip of paper, which is then handed over to the office manager who types the figures into the computer, often finding them difficult to read and having to check back with the driver.
Job hours and acres are quickly jotted down on a slip of paper, which is then handed over to the office manager who types the figures into the computer, often finding them difficult to read and having to check back with the driver.

It’s a trend that harvesting machinery are creating loads of data. But processing this data often is a problem. Every contractor knows only too well how pressed for time drivers get at harvest time. Job hours and acres are quickly jotted down on a slip of paper, which is then handed over to the office manager who types the figures into the computer, often finding them difficult to read and having to check back with the driver. All this is very time consuming.

Krone SmartConnect control box

The smart solution for this situation is automatic data management. The Krone SmartConnect control box with auto-logging functionality logs the field data automatically so that operators can concentrate on the job. Once logged, the data is transferred to the office for straightforward and accurate accounting.

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The Krone SmartConnect control box with auto-logging functionality logs the field data automatically so that operators can concentrate on the job.
The Krone SmartConnect control box with auto-logging functionality logs the field data automatically so that operators can concentrate on the job.

SmartConnect with auto-logging functionality is now a standard feature on all BiG X 680/780/880/1180 series models. The system was developed jointly by Krone Commercial Vehicles and Agricultural Machinery.

CCI.Control Mobile app

An alternative to the above is the CCI.Control Mobile app, which is a job based data management system. The app navigates the machine right up to the field gate, saving road time, maximising machine uptime and helping occasional drivers who have no knowledge of the area to easily find their way to the field. With all customer information stored in the on-board system, they can contact the farmer directly if there is a question.

Free BiG Data Tools software from Krone

The data collected is evaluated by the free BiG Data Tools software from Krone which prepares yield maps or PDF reports. Further useful features include a separate battery which allows SmartConnect to operate independently from the machine’s battery, ensuring that all the information is effectively communicated to the office even after the machine is shut off.

Underneath a video of the Krone BiG X 1180

Matthijs Verhagen

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