Massey Ferguson launches Datatronic 5 system at SIMA

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Massey Ferguson launched its powerful, comprehensive and easy to use Datatronic 5 system at the SIMA Show.

Massey Ferugson says Datatronic 5 puts complete tractor and precision farming control at the operator’s fingertips. Developed by the company’s in-house team, the ISOBUS compatible terminal’s 9in touch-screen uses the modern technology that makes it as easy to use as the latest tablets and smartphones. It’s also fitted as standard on all new MF 8700 Series tractors

“Massey Ferguson was the first to introduce on-board electronics, launching Datatronic control on the MF 3000 in 1986,” says Campbell Scott, Director Marketing Services. “Today, Massey Ferguson engineers have invested 30 years of experience in creating the fifth generation of this innovation landmark, with Datatronic 5 delivering users an advanced precision farming terminal, which is straightforward and intuitive to use, to help boost efficiency, productivity and profitability.”

Datatronic 5 features include:

9in terminal combines the ease of use and touch-screen convenience of a tablet with powerful precision farming features
Straight-forward and intuitive operation
ISOBUS compatible
Controls and monitors all tractor functions
Links to Multipad and Joystick to assign ISOBUS control
Integral Auto-Guide™ operation
Powerful precision farming features at your fingertips, providing:
AgControl™ automatic Section Control and variable rate control automatically vary rates according to a treatment map
TaskDoc™ data recording with wireless transfer via Bluetooth
TaskDocPro™ that adds GPS position information to data with wireless transfer via GPRS for a wider distance exchange
Second screen option helps operators easily manage information

The bright, clear screen makes setting easy. 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.

Integral ISOBUS compatibility cuts clutter in the cab, allowing the terminal to provide simple ‘plug ‘n play’ control of a wide range of implements. This also saves money on the cost of an additional terminal, with Datatronic 5 also delivering a better, easier to use operating interface. Switches on the MultiPad joystick can also be used to control ISOBUS implements, enabling operators to customise the set-up to their particular needs for easier operation.

Datatronic 5 delivers easy to use automatic steering with Auto-Guide™ – with ‘Go Mode’ enabling fast set-up allowing users to quickly set up and save the implement width and then choose between four steering paths – A-B line, A + heading, Centre Pivot and curved lines.

Auto-Guide™ comes with three levels of accuracy, providing a choice of GPS receivers from basic EGNOS through to the most precise RTK systems. Users can also choose from two different GNSS receiver suppliers, either NovAtel or Trimble.

This allows customers to select the level of steering accuracy that best suits their operations from their preferred GNSS receiver supplier.

Datatronic 5 users can opt for a complete Precision Farming Package. This suite of products builds into a system that provides mapping, automatic section control, variable rate applications, record keeping and comprehensive machinery monitoring with telemetry.

The base specification Datatronic 5 terminal is easily upgraded, allowing users to add each element as a separate option, when it’s required, to suit their particular needs.

With accurate data gathering and recording farmers can exploit the power of this precise data to make decisions and application plans. Used wisely, this can improve efficiency, increase yields and ultimately boost profits as well as protect the environment.

With GPS mapping the application, the system automatically shuts down up to 24 individual sections when it encounters previously treated areas. This also protects the environment by ensuring inputs are applied accurately and not over-dosed.

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