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Influence of field-specific planned driving strategies on turnaround times

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2021 ASABE Annual International Virtual Meeting  2100559.(doi:10.13031/aim.202100559)
Authors:   Matthias Stettmer, Maximilian Treiber, Valentin Heizinger, Heinz Bernhardt
Keywords:   Steering system, turning time, route planning.

Abstract. The use of GNSS-based steering systems reduces labour costs in agriculture in Germany. Parallel driving systems optimise the work process and enable farmers to use different driving patterns. The turning times of different driving patterns vary greatly depending on the type of field. The angle of the tillage line to the field plays a special role here. Depending on the angle and turning pattern, there are considerable differences in working time and costs. Therefore, the aim of this work is to check whether the turning times in soil cultivation can be reduced by driving strategies planned specifically for the type of field. For this purpose, practical trials were carried out. The turning patterns of five fields were comparatively examined. The results show that routing reduces the time at the headland. The planned variant achieves 20 % - 40 % reduced turning times compared to the reference variant.

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