German manufacturer Fliegl is showcasing a variety of new products at this year’s Agritechnica – with a particular focus on safety and precision farming.
Fliegl Scout and Fliegl Hawk aim to reduce the risk of accidents both on the farm and on the road – improving overall visibility while driving large vehicles and removing potential blind spots.
Fliegl Scout works in the same way as parking sensors on a car – helping drivers to reverse safely when a trailer or similar is attached to the rear.
Developed especially for agricultural use, ultrasonic sensors can be fitted to different parts of the towed vehicle to fully monitor the area behind. A warning tone will alert the driver if an object or person gets nearer.
No extra hardware is needed in the tractor cab, the output is the tractor’s own display, joined to a Fliegl ConBlue connector via the ISOBUS plug.
Fliegl Hawk is a front end camera system that will help the driver see more when exiting a building or when turning onto a road.
It is specifically designed for when there is a large distance from the driver’s cab to the front edge of the vehicle – such as tractors with a mower or other front mounted attachment.
Cameras are fitted to both sides of the attachment and the images sent back to the cab on a split monitor to allow the driver to see any approaching traffic.
Jose Viedma, commercial director for Fliegl UK, said: “Every year serious and sometimes fatal accidents occur because of agricultural vehicles. The bigger and more powerful they are, the larger the risk. The need for action was obvious. The Fliegl Scout and Fliegl Hawk remove potential blind spots, helping to improve overall safety both on the farm and on the road.”