Imagine how much easier things would be if the spout of your forage harvester was controlled automatically. As an operator you could relax while ensuring optimal fill and avoiding any crop spillage. You could fully concentrate on general machine operation and settings for optimum overall performance.
John Deere Active Fill Control utilises a stereo camera to control the rotation and flap position of the spout automatically. The system can actively track transport vehicles and aim the crop from the best position to execute a desired fill strategy. It automatically fills trailers to maximum capacity while allowing the operator to focus on productivity-related tasks such as machine optimisation. Active fill control can also adjust spout positioning automatically in rear-unload conditions when e.g. opening a new field.
AFC uses camera based technology to reduce stress, fatigue and spillage and increase productivity.