Big brands dominate innovation awards

Claas, Johne Deere and Agco will receive multiple awards for innovation at Agritechnica


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Claas Cemos auto threshing system

Claas Cemos auto threshing system

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Claas, Johne Deere and Agco will receive multiple awards for innovation at Agritechnica

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THE Agritechnica awards for innovation will be dominated by well known brands, with Claas, John Deere and Agco brand Fendt all receiving multiple awards. 

To be eligible for the awards products must be ready for market in 2018.

The Cemos auto threshing system developed by Claas will be awarded one of two gold medals in November by the German Agricultural Society (DLG).

DLG said Cemos auto threshing is the first system that will set the tangential threshing system on straw walker and hybrid machines automatically.

“Currently operators have to find out by themselves which settings strike the best balance between the optimum drum speed, the optimum concave gap, the suitable aggressiveness of threshing and the quality of the grain,” it said.

“Consequently, very often a combine is not set up perfectly to suit the current harvest conditions.”

DLG said depending on current harvest conditions the operator could enter a strategy into the Cemos to optimise results.

Claas Cemos auto threshing system

Claas Cemos auto threshing system

John Deere and Company will recieve a joint gold medal with primary manufacturer Kemper for the StalkBuster.

The integrated header technology destroys one hundred percent of stubble in an effort to control corn borer, said the DLG.

“Usually about 30% of the stubble remains intact, and as the corn borer winters inside it, a high percentage of undestroyed,” it said.

Twenty nine silver medals will be awarded.

Manufacturer Agco will pick up four silvers, one for the Ideal header.

Under brand Fendt, Ago will also be recognised for the MARS robot system, e100 Vario and Vario Pull.

John Deere will gain two silvers, while Claas will be awarded four. 

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