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Ag Leader Unveils Grain Cart Connectivity Feature
With the introduction of CartACE, Ag Leader Technology's aim is to turn what might be an average vehicle driver into a skilled grain cart operator.
"We know that the grain cart seat cannot be filled by just anyone, and it is getting harder to find experienced operators to fill critical roles in farming operations. It takes a certain level of expertise to fill this role, which we're approaching in a practical and economical way that we believe many of our customers could easily adopt and benefit from," says Joe Holoubek, Ag Leader product manager.
By sharing a live map of the combine’s progress and location through InCommand displays, CartACE simplifies the grain cart operator's job by providing the right tools and assistance during high stress and high error-prone harvest tasks. This allows operators to know when and where the combine needs to unload and which part of the field they need to be at.
A guidance line beside the combine is automatically generated through the InCommand display in the grain cart. Operators simply press a button to engage auto steer. While they are still responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle, operators can now focus their attention on unloading on-the-go.
"Connecting the operation and automating some critical tasks enables operators and machines to work better together and provides a huge productivity and confidence boost. We can do it using current technology already in the cab," Holoubek says. "We believe this is a needed step toward the future of farming that most operations can take advantage of today without a huge investment or stepping too far outside their comfort zone."
CartACE is available on a limited beta release for the 2019 harvest season. To learn more, visit agleader.com.