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Trimble-CLAAS Partnership Creates New Precision System for CLAAS Equipment

SUNNYVALE, Calif.— As part of a strategic alliance, Trimble and CLAAS have developed a next-generation precision farming system for CLAAS tractors, combines and forage harvesters.

The precision farming system includes the new CLAAS CEMIS 1200 "smart" display, GPS PILOT steering system and the SAT 900 GNSS receiver. The CEMIS display utilizes Trimble's new embedded modular software architecture for positioning and steering, and ISOBUS technology for a seamless connection to control and monitor implements in the field. Trimble's new architecture accelerates the development of a customized precision agriculture system by linking the CLAAS machine interface and Trimble's guidance capabilities into one common in-cab user experience.

"We understand the operators' complexities of using separate displays with different user interfaces in the cab running the machine and performing precision farming tasks," said Jim Chambers, vice president of Trimble Agriculture. "Working in tandem with CLAAS, we have jointly developed a next-generation precision farming system designed around one common user interface to provide CLAAS operators the best-in-class customer experience."

The CEMIS 1200 display connects with the GPS PILOT system and SAT 900 GNSS receiver, based on the Trimble NAV-900 guidance controller, for positioning and steering capabilities. This solution provides sub-meter repeatable accuracy ideal for tillage, broadacre seeding, spraying and harvest operations. For even greater accuracy, users can subscribe to CLAAS-branded correction services from Trimble, called SATCOR, in order to achieve up to 2.5 centimeter pass-to-pass accuracy without a base station.

"As a globally active agricultural engineering manufacturer, we have chosen Trimble as a technology partner," says Stephan Vormbrock, managing director Market & Administration at CLAAS E-Systems. "Trimble has a global footprint and mindset, which truly complements CLAAS' international approach. For our customers, it's an invaluable advantage to have technology from partners who understand the different market needs."

The precision farming system is already available for the CLAAS TRION and is now expanding into the LEXION, ARION, AXION and JAGUAR.

Source : Farm Equipment

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