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Across all agricultural industries, farmers have had to face the challenge presented by the growing complexity and computerisation of farm machinery.
Connecting an implement to a tractor started to become more than just dropping in a drawbar pin, but also connecting the electronics.
Farmers quickly found their tractor cabs crowded with screens for not only GPS guidance, but also for attached implements, each often requiring its own terminal.
Roll forward to the present day, and the buzz-word in compatibility between tractors and implements is ISOBUS.
Chances are most farmers have heard of ISOBUS, or at least wondered what the odd-shaped plug is on the back of the new tractor.
In this month’s Research Report, we take a break from testing and evaluating machinery to help farmers understand what ISOBUS is all about, and how it affects their machinery purchases, and compatibility between tractors and implements.