Following a nearly identical announcement from Case IH, its sister brand under CNH Global ownership, New Holland released an update to its digital platform, MyPLM Connect. Just as with Case IH’s digital offering, the NH platform update includes support for prescriptions and large square balers, new map layer visualization, machine utilization maps as well as other upgrades.
Users can now view field-specific data, such as activity layers, scouting observations and soil zone data. Field- and vehicle-specific data is now more accessible, with complete field and vehicle lists visible alongside maps on the monitor. This allows users to switch between a map screen, a field list and a vehicle list quickly and more easily.
“We’re excited to provide (producers) with an enhanced MyPLM Connect experience and more decision-making tools to help them increase efficiency and turn potential into profit,” said Luke Zerby, NH PLM marketing manager. “MyPLM Connect gives users instant access to their operation, helping them manage the farm from any location and make the correct decisions using real-time and historical data.”
The 2021 update includes a new prescription creation tool, which allows equipment settings to be customized to match conditions in different areas of a field while on the go. That allows producers to better tailor field operations to conditions, potentially saving fuel and conserving soil moisture.
Users of large square balers can now see data import and display activity layers in MyPLM Connect. Operators can now identify specific bale drop locations. Once selected, a pin will show the location of each bale within a field. Users can view individual bale details by clicking on the pin for the given bale. Displayed information for each bale includes wet and dry weight, moisture percentage, density, capacity and flakes per bale.