Smart digital camera system
AVR announces that two major changes in harvesters’ cameras will be carried out to increase the quality of the images and the ease of use. From now on, the trailed harvesters will be equipped with high-definition cameras and high-definition displays (10.1 inch touch screens) providing a super-sharp image.
The Puma 4.0 will be equipped with a state-of-the-art smart digital camera system. These digital cameras provide higher quality images, e.g. a much more stable image in backlight, and lots of extra features.
The 2 12″ HD displays can show the images of up to 8 cameras on one screen, so up to 16 cameras can be used simultaneously.
Clear images will be displayed, even in extreme weather conditions, thanks – among other things – to an anti-freeze and anti-fog function (glass heating system). This allows the camera to provide clear images even at extreme temperatures shortly after start-up.
The position of the up to 16 cameras – the images of which are distributed over 2 12″ screens – can be freely chosen and easily adjusted.
All cameras are connected to a network. The position of the camera images on the screen is easily adjustable.
Different modes can be chosen: e.g. harvesting/reversing/unloading/road mode. Per mode, it is possible to choose which images you want to see, where you want so see them on the screen and how big.
For example, when unloading, the camera images of the elevator in the bunker can be shown larger in order to work more efficiently and safely. Whereas in road mode for example, other images may be more important.
Multi touch: if you select 2 images, they will both be shown bigger (going from 6/8 image mode to 2 large images).
This modern system gives AVR the possibility to add extra information to these screens in the future (e.g. the speed of the webs) or to develop even more ‘smart solutions’.
Ridging elements and cage rollers
AVR now offers a new system of ridging elements and cage rollers. The new kit consists of ploughing elements that are mounted on heavy duty spring tines.
Depth control is operated via the familiar PDC sensors, as is the case with the ridging hood. The spring-loaded heavy duty tines ensure more operational reliability in very stony conditions, and the large wings ensure a voluminous ridge. The cage rollers ensure a well shaped, well crumbled ridge ensuring good water and gas absorption.
In October – when fortunately the Covid measures still allowed larger gatherings – AVR organised an event for its staff to thank them for their efforts in this past, challenging year: AVR Land. Watch the aftermovie here. AVR: mighty machines, mighty people!
On 24 & 25 November, the British Potato fair was held in Harrogate, England. AVR was represented by our dealer Standen.
On 25 November, the 4-day agricultural fair Agroteknikk started in Lillestrom, Norway. AVR was represented by its dealer Lena Maskin.
At the end of November, the AVR sales team attended the Interpom fair. Taking all applicable measures into account, the team managed to maintain a safe and successful exhibition stand.
Puma to Australia
Last week, one of AVR’s Pumas left the port of Antwerp and started its long journey to Australia.