Case IH calls its Magnum tractor with Raven Autonomy the next major autonomous advancement in agriculture. It features an autonomous tractor and grain trailer, which is to provides farmers new levels of productivity.
By integrating Raven Autonomy technology, it allows the farmer to monitor, synchronise and command a driverless tractor from a tablet in the combine cab, claims Case IH. Along with labour savings, in-field testing shows reduced grain spillage and fewer errors, says the manufacturer.
The Case IH Magnum tractor with Raven Autonomy allows the combine operator to completely control the vehicle speed, combine-tractor synchronisation and the unloading of the crop into the grain trailer.
To get started, the combine operator must set field boundaries and staging locations. When commanded, the tractor uses GPS and a perception system to automatically manoeuvre around obstacles, such as fences and unharvested crops. The tractor will return to a predetermined unloading area when the desired task is complete. The entire operation is conducted with just one operator in the combine.
The intuitive system is to help farmers manage their fleet efficiently by tracking their combines’ work in real-time, tractor and combine performance analytics, fuel status and run time, and real-time monitoring of all their machines’ locations.
This is a new integration between Case IH and Raven that’s been announced in 2022. At the Farm Progress Show 2022 in Boone, Iowa, USA the brands unveiled the Case IH Trident 5550 applicator with Raven Autonomy, the industry’s first autonomous spreader.