Working demo of Vervaet Connect

The Dutch manufacturer says farmers will be able to use the data collected by its in-house developed telematics system to help optimise yields, reduce costs, and save time during maintenance and diagnostic work. Called Vervaet Connect, it will receive its UK debut at a working demonstration on January 27.

by Steven Vale

13 Jan 2022

The basic system is fitted as standard to all new self-propelled Vervaet sugar beet harvesters and slurry spreading machines. Sensor collected performance and operating data is automatically transmitted to a webserver and presented in real-time through the MyVervaet online portal. Current and historical machine data can be accessed via the platform from any location, and the information can be shared with and exported to numerous other systems.

Displayed information includes real-time machine tracking, operational status including speed, engine power usage, fuel consumption and hectares worked, and service information (such as fuel tank level and hours worked). Historical data is also available as is sugar beet yield mapping with harvest data collected and displayed on a field map. Contractors can also see how much fuel was used in a particular field. For the Hydro Trike and Quad the system creates application maps displaying the total slurry volume applied across each field in the MyVervaet portal.

“It all aids efficiency,” says Matt Carse, sales manager at J Riley Beet Harvesters (UK). “There is a real advantage from a service point of view, with the ability to diagnose potential issues or help customers with machine setup remotely, which can only make our aftersales support even better. The ability to carry out software updates wirelessly also means that our service team will potentially spend less time travelling which will, in effect, save money for the customer down the line.”

The working demonstrations will take place at H Jones (Farms) at Little Witchingham in Norfolf. The postcode is NR9 5NY and there will in signes in place on the day.