The Claas assistance system Cemos in the tractor guides inexperienced drivers through the correct setting of the automatic plow.
Can the clever technology replace years of experience?
Does it help farmers to find the perfectly adjusted plow?
We tested it together with the experts from DEULA Nienburg.
Guided by the Claas CEMOS assistance system on the tractor terminal, the driver works his way through step by step to the perfectly adjusted plow. We wanted to know how well Claas CEMOS works and whether the intelligent technology can beat the many years of experience of a plowman. To do this, we sent an expert to compete against a beginner.
Claas CEMOS adjusts the plow
In order to be able to compare the capabilities of Claas CEMOS, we had farmer Hendrik Frerking from Rodewald in Lower Saxony compete against apprentice Kevin Hemme. Both counterparties start under the same general conditions. The workhorse is a Claas Axion 810 with 205 hp. It has to pull the five furrow plow Lemken Juwel through the field. Plowing has a lot to do with strength, a lot with weight and even more with brains. Both Hendrik Frerking and apprentice Kevin Hemme with Claas Cemos start before they go out into the fields.
Correctly adjusting the plow: this must be observed
Ulrich Lossie from DEULA Nienburg accompanies the comparison. He sums up what both an experienced plowman and Cemos have to consider: “The inner track of the tractor on the front and rear axles must be the same and may differ by a maximum of 10 cm. The lifting struts on the lifting mechanism should be short and exactly the same. This is the only way for the plow to lift sufficiently and to turn unhindered on the headland.
When it comes to ballasting it is important: Too much means increased rolling resistance; too little will reduce traction. Diesel consumption would increase unnecessarily. Correctly set air pressure in the tires has two functions. On the one hand, it prevents tire damage from overloading, and on the other hand, it increases traction in the field.
Claas CEMOS can do much more than properly adjust the plow
Frerking and the apprentice Kevin Hemme pull their tracks with a properly adjusted plow. But there is more to a clean plow pattern.
Cemos offers even more functions here. In addition to the correct basic settings for the plow, it also supports the driver in finding the correct settings on the tractor. It also makes suggestions for changes and shows visually via a display the extent to which fuel consumption has been reduced and area coverage increased. They are aids for decisions that the operations manager has made based on his experience and gut feeling.