As the major equipment brands continue to compete for dominance in ag machinery’s digital realm, Case IH announced recently that it has released the first major update for 2021 to its AFS Connect Farm desktop platform and mobile app, which is intended to give producers even more data access and management flexibility.
The latest update includes improved support for prescription maps and additional data features for Case IH’s line of large square balers. The updated platform allows for new layer visualizations, geospatial boundaries, and machine utilization maps among other updates.
“As producers take to the field this spring, we’re excited to give them a refined AFS Connect experience and even more decision-making tools to help them increase efficiency and turn potential into profit,” said Leo Bose, Case IH AFS marketing manager lead, in a press release. “AFS Connect gives users instant access to their operation, helping them manage the farm from a remote location and make smart decisions using real-time and historical data.”
With the latest update, users have access to an increased amount of information when they select a map from the main map screen, which now includes field-specific data such as activity layers, scouting observations and soil zone data. Field- and vehicle-specific data is more accessible than before as well, with complete field and vehicle lists visible alongside the map. This allows users to switch between a map screen, a field list and a vehicle list more quickly.
The “all-new” prescription creation tool will allow equipment settings to be customized to match conditions in different areas of the field while on the go. Users can create prescription files for variable depth or downforce on Case IH tillage tools equipped with AFS Soil Command.
As for Case IH’s line of large square balers, operators will now see data import and display activity layers in AFS Connect Farm. Additionally, users can now use a specific bale drop location feature. That will generate a pin to show the location of each bale dropped in the field. The user can view specific details about an individual bale by clicking on the pin for it. The kind of information displayed includes wet or dry weight, moisture percentage, density, capacity and flakes (hay pushed in with each plunger stroke) per bale. GN