The AFS Pro 700 touchscreen is the first of two updates to further simplify operation and monitoring of 150 series Axial-Flow combines. The second is the AFS 392 GPS receiver. Both come from the larger 250 series machines.
Integrated into the right-hand console, the new touchscreen provides fingertip setting and operation of all key functions, such as reel, knife, elevator, rotor, cleaning fan and transmission speeds, plus yield monitoring and auto-steering.
Also monitoring tailings and losses from the rotor and sieves, the terminal also provides information previously shown on the A-pillar displays, putting data such as fuel level and engine temperature in the driver’s eye-line with a clear view of the cutterbar.
Replacing the AFS 372 correction signal receiver, the AFS 392 antenna speeds GPS signal acquisition and enhances auto-steering capabilities. Case IH says that this eases the operator workload over long working hours and maximises machine efficiency.
The new receiver uses both Galileo and Beidou satellites to minimise the likelihood of signal loss. Providing quicker RTX initialisation/convergence times, it incorporates the latest generation high-precision positioning engine from Trimble.
“Bringing Axial-Flow 250 series features such as the integrated AFS Pro 700 terminal into the 150 range will further boost driver comfort – and therefore machine productivity,” comments Massimiliano Sala, EMEA region product manager, Case IH combines.