The CNH Industrial Tech days, held in Arizona in December, saw Case IH showcase the latest products in its growing technology portfolio. With the aim of ‘making farmers’ lives easier and their operations more productive’, two new autonomy and automation solutions and a new electric tractor prototype were centre-stage for Case IH.
Driverless Tillage Solution
Building on its tractor and tillage platforms with Raven Autonomy™, Case IH has designed an autonomous tillage solution. Featuring an advanced perception and sensing system, this driverless tillage solution uses AFS Soil Command™ tillage automation for ultimate agronomic and machine control of the implement. It provides site-specific tillage prescriptions to deliver the right soil management practice for every inch of soil. This results in increased productivity, with consistent agronomic performance and richer data insights.
Driver Assist Harvest Solution
Featuring Raven Autonomy technology, Case IH has designed a driver-assist harvest solution that synchronizes combine and tractor functionality. Using this, farmers will be able to coordinate the path and speed of the tractor during an “unload on the go” operation while it keeps the tractor perfectly in sync with the combine when unloading. Additional benefits include more-efficient operations, automated processes to reduce the need for skilled labour, less fatigue and less spilled grain.
Electric Tractor Prototype
CNH Industrial also presented an electric tractor prototype, which will feature a Case IH model at release. This zero-emissions farming solution with autonomous features is a result of a collaboration with electrified ag innovator, Monarch Tractor.
Scott Harris, global brand president for Case IH said: “The world has reached a turning point, resulting in a clear need for farmers and the industry to increase productivity. Case IH is responding to that need with technological, machine and method process advances throughout the value chain. We’ll respond by continuing to advance our commitment to sustainability. We believe these developments are the foundation of a healthier, sustainable and more-productive farming ecosystem.”
The company have multiple plans for innovation in the agricultural sector, including:
- Continuing to advance precision and agronomic technologies, helping farmers reduce nutrients and product applications as well as water usage — to support a cleaner world.
- Advancing alternative propulsion solutions to enhance the sustainability of farming — through aggressive developments in Electrification and co-development with Monarch Tractor.
- Rapidly innovating to meet the labour challenges farmers face across the globe, delivering functional automation and leading to a future of full autonomy.
- Expanding its digital technology suite with comprehensive development, such as seamless cloud-enabled data transfer and consolidation, mobile app and portal developments, and more.