Claas’ Cemos system for tractors is now even more focused on soil protection following the integration of the Terranimo compaction risk model.
This new application for the company’s ground-breaking and self-learning interactive driver assistance and process optimisation system will be fully integrated into Cemos for tractors from summer 2022.
Terranimo is a simulation model – developed by the Bern University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Agroscope Reckenholz research institute, Aarhus University in Denmark and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences – that calculates and visualises the risk of harmful soil compaction. The algorithms it uses are based on, among other things, decades of accumulated expertise.
In Cemos for tractors, the algorithms are combined with the current available parameters, such as soil type and soil condition, working depth, field condition (uncultivated, shallow-tilled or deep-tilled), attachment, tyre type, ballasting and a few more, so that there’s no further effort involved in using Terranimo.
Based on the combined information and the technical mechanics calculated by Cemos, for example, static and dynamic axle loads, Terranimo calculates the compaction risk separately for three soil layers. Based on this risk assessment, Cemos can provide the driver with further recommendations for ballasting and optimising the tyre pressure to drive in a way that protects the soil.
If the driver changes the settings for the tractor-implement combination, such as the tyre pressure, based on the compaction risks and the recommendations derived from them, this information flows directly into the current risk assessment of the Terranimo function. As a result, the driver will receive direct feedback on the effect that changing the settings will have.
Claas received a Silver Medal from the Agritechnica Innovation Commission for this latest Cemos development.