In general, hardware type is not the issue, but how terminals read/interpret these functions, usually associated with file type, says Mr Griffiths.
“Some systems will only give you an option to change the export format if it is requested.
Files can be exported in the wrong format for the other system or software and the significant difference in file version can cause the greatest issues.”
Common file types and their most frequent users:
- AGGPS: Trimble
- ISOXML: Multiple, including CNH, Mueller and TopCon
- CN1: CNH
- AGDATA: AgLeader and Trimble
- GREENSTAR 3 and 4: John Deere
“In the scenario of moving boundaries from a combine to the sprayer, if the combine has created the field and coverage logging in a CN1 file type, this cannot be transferred directly into a Trimble display in the self-propelled sprayer as that device will only read an ISOXML/AGGPS file version, so it is not recognised.”
The operator could use a conversion tool before uploading the file to an alternative device.
If there is a choice of export type from the combine, it needs to be exported in the correct format for the sprayer to accept it.