Massey Ferguson’s advanced, new Datatronic 5 system, introduced at the SIMA Show in Paris, puts complete tractor and precision farming control at the operator’s fingertips.
Developed by Massey Ferguson’s own in-house team, the powerful, ISOBUS compatible terminal’s 9in touch-screen uses the most modern technology to make it as easy to use as the latest tablets and smartphones.
“Massey Ferguson engineers have invested 30 years of experience in creating the fifth generation of Datatronic – another innovation landmark,” says Campbell Scott, Director Marketing Services. “Datatronic 5 delivers users an advanced precision farming terminal, which is straightforward and intuitive to use and helps boost efficiency, productivity and profitability.”
Fitted as standard on all new MF 8700 Series tractors, the ISOBUS compatible Datatronic 5 provides complete tractor and implement control as well as precision farming functions.
The clear and concise 9in touch screen, which employs tablet and smartphone technology, enables operators to access and change settings quickly and instinctively. Using a single terminal operators can bring up pages to set the hydraulics, transmission, engine and set-up and run the outstanding headland management system.
Datatronic 5 makes automatic steering easy with Auto-Guide, using its straightforward ‘Go Mode’ that allows operators to quickly set-up and use the system. With the new terminal users can also choose the level of steering accuracy that suits their operations and employ signals from their preferred supplier.
A powerful and flexible system, Datatronic 5 also offers an advanced suite of features, including record keeping, mapping, automatic section control, variable rate applications, comprehensive fleet and machinery monitoring.
TaskDoc records data quickly and easily to create field records, make job reports and keep accurate records of inputs. This information can be transferred simply, wirelessly from the terminal in a format compatible with most farm management software.
With TaskDoc Pro it’s possible to add the GPS position to the data and transfer this information to field management and mapping software in real time.
Application accuracy of inputs, is enhanced by AgControl, which helps maximise profits and reduce waste using Section Control to apply seed, fertiliser and sprays accurately without overlaps. The system automatically shuts down up to 24 individual sections when it encounters previously treated areas.
Data gathered by TaskDoc Pro can be used to create variable rate treatment plans to ensure inputs are targeted to areas where they will do the most good. This cuts waste, costs and is proven to boost yields and increase crop quality and protect the environment.
VariableRateControl translates these plans into action, automatically adjusting the rate, according to the map and the precise location logged by the tractor’s GPS system. A coverage map on the screen informs operators of the changes in real time.
AgCommand is a comprehensive machinery and fleet monitoring system that employs the power of telemetry to provide a continuous link between machines and the office PC or even suitable mobile devices.