Michelin and 365FarmNet introduce AgroPressure for real time tire pressure calculation.
The new software tool AgroPressure by Michelin is available on the platform of 365FarmNet. With this component, farmers are able to calculate the appropriate tire pressure in real time to optimize the traction of the tire. According to Michelin and 365FarmNet, it also reduces pressure losses and operating costs (fuel consumption) and limits soil compaction, regardless of the brand of tire.
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AgroPressure by Michelin is designed to get the most out of the tires and the tractor, while at the same time protecting the soil. It’s a free solution that automates multiple steps (also see the video at the bottom of this article).
Once connected to his 365FarmNet account, the farmer first selects the component AgroPressure by Michelin. He is then guided step by step through the solution.
Once the optimum pressure has been defined, the farmer can store the data and access it later. This saves time and at the same time he also benefits from automated technical expertise.
The component provides a pressure recommendation based on a clear overview. “It makes it easy for the farmer to make the best choice to protect the soil and increase yields,” according to Michelin and 365FarmNet.
A list of tire brands is available in the component. For Michelin tires, the pressure is calculated automatically. For other manufacturers, the farmer calculates the pressure manually. The result is a simulation that provides a decision-making aid.
With the Terranimo functionality of the University of Berne, the farmer optimizes the choice of his tractor/implement combination. He then performs the pressure calculation only once. The data is stored and available at any time.
The video below is in French, but gives you an idea of how AgroPressure works