CNH Industrial launches precision farming aftermarket brand Agxtend
The Agxtend range of products, which will be available in the EMEA region by Q1 2019, can be fully integrated into Case IH’s AFS, Steyr’s S-Tech and New Holland Agriculture’s PLM existing precision farming platforms
CNH Industrial has launched the Agxtend brand, focused exclusively on aftermarket precision farming technology solutions. The company has developed a core initial offering of five products which focus on zero-chemical weed control, through the use of electro-herbicide technology; real-time soil sensing systems which automatically adjust implement working parameters to deliver uniform tillage performance; highly accurate near infrared and sensing systems providing real time crop data to enable the selection of the most efficient machine operating parameters; a biomass sensing package which analyses actual plant condition to subsequently calibrate the application of fertilizer; and the use of Internet of Things logic to combine a range of real-time weather sensor data to facilitate informed agronomic decision making.
The Agxtend range of products can be fully integrated into Case IH’s AFS, Steyr’s S-Tech and New Holland Agriculture’s PLM existing precision farming platforms. Additionally, a full range of competitor tractors, harvesting equipment and implements will be able to use these solutions, providing technical compatibility criteria are met. These products are an important component of CNH Industrial’s approach to precision farming solutions, which empower customers to select the service or tool which is right for them and enable them to maintain control of their data with opt-in logic.
Customers will be able to purchase Agxtend products and services from Case IH, Steyr and New Holland dealers. A phased rollout is planned throughout the first quarter of 2019 across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and a full suite of services will be available, comprising pre-purchase assistance, training and ongoing support services.