Case IH NextSwath
Case IH NextSwath™
The next step with End-of-Row Technology with NextSwath
Automated driving might be years away, but you can use many elements of the technology already today. End-of-Row Technology with NextSwath is the next logical step in controlled traffic farming.
At O’Connors we have trialled the NextSwath features extensively and installed it onto many of our customers’ machines. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our customers who have NextSwath™ installed on their machines.
“In the beginning it was a weird feeling not touching the steering wheel when you drive towards the fence. But once you see it working, it’s amazing.”
“At the end of the paddock I do not even need to put my coffee cup down.”
“This is the greatest thing ever”
The NextSwath technology
When approaching the end of a crop row, NextSwath automatically calculates and executes the best possible path to turn the farm vehicle around and approach the next crop row or swath with the implement precisely aligned to begin working.
This efficient and consistent end-of-row turning saves time and increases productivity, enabling the grower to approach the next line with a turn that is best suited for their vehicle and implement configuration. The technology also saves fuel costs and reduces crop damage and compaction at field boundaries, which can increase yield.
By automating the end-of-row turn process, NextSwath technology can dramatically improve the operator’s performance, eliminate towed implement undershooting or overshooting, and minimize skips and overlaps when lining up for the next row. As a result, it is well suited for field tasks that use a pull-behind implement or require multiple applications during the crop season such as nutrient spraying.
The ability to make tighter end-of-row turns with pull-type implements can also reduce the headland space needed at the end of the field for turning machines. The >> EZ-Pilot system uses sensors to calculate the actual position of the vehicle to help minimise skips and overlaps in areas with rolling terrain and rough ground.
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