The next time you look over at a combine in the field and wonder how complicated it is to run it, technology is making things a lot more advanced.
Ag Tech Expert Chad Colby said, “Most now have one primary computer system. I would say a display similar to an iPad that’s physically operating the tractor. Whether that’s monitoring the systems, doing diagnostics, the hydraulic systems, auto-steer, the mapping; all those things it does all that in a very intuitive touchscreen. All equipment has that.”
Colby said the technology in a cab doesn’t end there.
“When you’re doing a precision-type job, there’s going to be some more screens. Sometimes there’s another monitor and what we’re doing with that monitor is we’re watching live and paying close attention to whatever that process is we’re doing. Whether that’s planting corn or harvesting, there’s more data there that we can see.”
That data can then either be saved or transmitted in real-time for troubleshotting problems, or to increase the precision of the equipment.
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