Claas Terranimo tool warns driver of soil compaction

07-06 | |
The Claas Terranimo tool alerts the tractor driver to soil compaction. The tool uses data from the Cemos assistance system. There the driver enters soil type and soil condition as well as axle load and tyre pressure. These data are linked to Terranimo. - Photo: Stephan Bayer
The Claas Terranimo tool alerts the tractor driver to soil compaction. The tool uses data from the Cemos assistance system. There the driver enters soil type and soil condition as well as axle load and tyre pressure. These data are linked to Terranimo. - Photo: Stephan Bayer

German machinery manufacturer Claas is integrating the Terranimo tool into its Cemos assistance system. It alerts the operator when there is a risk of soil compaction.

If there is a risk of soil compaction, the tractor driver receives a message on the terminal via the Cemos system. The driver can then do two things; he can continue driving with a risk of soil compaction or he can tap the screen with his finger and change the tyre pressure.

From the cabin, the driver then increases or decreases the tyre pressure on the front and/or rear axle. If the tyre pressure is correct, the Terranimo tool no longer warns about possible soil compaction.

Combining data

Cemos bases the warning on various data collected over decades. These data are combined with the parameters that are available in Cemos for tractors. These include the soil type (sand, clay, loess, loam), the soil conditions (dry or wet), the working depth, the condition of the land to be cultivated (rough, flat) and the type of tyres.

Terranimo tool available in summer 2022

From summer 2022, Claas will install the Terranimo tool in the Cemos package for new tractors. The tool can also be added to older models.

For this innovation, machine manufacturer Claas received a silver medal from the Agritechnica Innovation Committee. The medal will be awarded at the DLG Feldtage (14-16 June).

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