“The ability to plan in advance and outside the rush of narrow windows to complete fieldwork is very important to our customers,” explained Mark Theuerkauf, Fuse Go-To-Market Lead. “This is especially true when working on rented land, working as a contractor on many different fields, or growing specialty crops in combination with local challenging conditions, like irregular or sloping field conditions. It is often guesswork to know what the most efficient working direction should be.”
Geo-Bird is an easy-to-use application that can help farmers overcome this challenge. With minimal inputs, advanced algorithms inside Geo-Bird analyse the field shape and by considering matching working widths of implements calculates the optimal wayline routing. Three potential routing suggestions are calculated, as also a manual direction can be entered for comparison.
Of each calculated routing the time savings, wheel traffic area and number of turns are shown, conveniently arranged to easily see the differences and potential savings.
Following the Fuse open platform philosophy, the desired routing can be downloaded in the right format for direct use on the farmer’s terminal in the cab, simply by choosing your current guidance system from a comprehensive list of 3rd party brands.