TIM certification for Kubota

Kubota reckons to be the first tractor manufacturer to be AEF certified for its TIM M7003 Premium KVT tractor range and TIM BV5 baler series combination.

by Steven Vale

24 Jun 2020

In the work environment, this allows the M7003 tractor to communicate with AEF certified implements, allowing the TIM (Tractor Implement Management) baler or other AEF (Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation) certified TIM implements to control the  tractor’s PTO, hydraulics and speed.

On top of this, Kubota says the technology has the capacity to increase driver comfort by automatically performing the repetitive actions of the baling process and gives the tractor real-time information. Once the required bale diameter is reached, the tractor stops and discharges it, always maintaining the same compaction level.

Kubota previously served as a core member of the AEF through the Kverneland Group. This task was recently taken over by Kubota’s newly-opened European Innovation Centre.