The Farm Scout App from CLAAS has been available for Android and iOS since July 2017. With this application, farmers can utilise short harvest windows to optimum effect, organise work processes and give all staff access to important information at any time – true to the CLAAS motto “Ensuring a better harvest”.
The main aim of Farm Scout is to improve on-farm communication. All staff can chat through the app while they are on the move, display distances covered, share points of interest (such as field entrances) or assign and track tasks.
Questions such as “Have you got enough diesel?” or “Where are you?” can be answered by looking at the app. There’s no need to make phone calls, you can carry out parallel planning and the farm can respond quickly and flexibly to changes such as a turn in the weather.
CLAAS looked beyond the company itself during development of the app. Farmers were also involved right from the start to make sure that the app was designed exactly in line with their requirements.
CLAAS (www.claas-group.com) is a family business founded in 1913 and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery. The company, with Head Office in Harsewinkel, Westphalia, is the European market leader for combine harvesters. CLAAS is the global market leader for another large product group: self-propelled forage harvesters. CLAAS also holds the top spots in global agricultural technology with its tractors as well as its agricultural balers and grassland harvesting machines. Cutting-edge agricultural information technology also forms part of its product range. CLAAS employs 11,300 staff worldwide and in 2016 generated a turnover of 3.6 billion euros.