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CLAAS Releases New Optimisation System for Tractors
Published on 03 December 2019
CLAAS has announced its machine optimisation system is now available as an option on all AXION and ARION tractors equipped with the CEBIS operating system.
CEMOS for Tractors is a unique operator assistance system that optimises machine and implement settings to maximise throughput or fuel efficiency. First developed for LEXION combine harvesters eight years ago, the concept has since been rolled out to the JAGUAR forage harvesters.
CLAAS Harvest Centre General Manager of Product, Tim Needham, says the tractor variation, which was awarded a silver medal for innovation at Agritechnica in 2017, is based on ‘dialogue’ with the driver. “At the start of a job, the driver enters a range of information about operating conditions, such as soil humidity, soil type and working depth; machine data, such as tractor tyres and front, rear or wheel ballast; and implement data into the CEBIS touchscreen terminal,” he says.
“The system then recommends the best pressure for the front and rear tyres. “During operation, CEMOS offers the driver a choice of optimising work throughput or fuel efficiency. “The system then determines the current status makes suggestions to improve the performance of the tractor-implement combination.
“After each change, the driver can check the results on the screen and decide whether to apply the new setting or return to the previous setting. “In effect, CEMOS prompts the driver to think about what he is doing. “Even experienced drivers will find new ways to optimise the performance and efficiency of specific tractor-implement combinations.”
CEMOS for Tractors also assists with basic implement settings. “When ploughing, for example, this may involve adjusting the working depth, front furrow, pull point and pull line or making sure that the skim coulter is at the correct height,” Tim says.
“Each of these steps can have a significant impact on fuel consumption, wear, throughput and work quality.
CEMOS for Tractors is expected to be available within Australia and New Zealand within the next 12 months.