The concept of ISOBUS is: communication through a common language, independent from device and manufacturer. This has become especially important since many different manufacturers started developing electronic hardware and software applications to avoid functionality issues. Knowing that machinery on a farm might consist of equipment from different manufacturers, ISOBUS ensures standardised communication interfaces. Thanks to its reliable and secure operations, the number of machines equipped with ISOBUS is significantly increasing. The benefits of using ISOBUS technology and its wide range of functions are obvious. Our tractors can be equipped with ISOBUS, which allows to use a wide number of features. They include TECU, which works as a kind of “job computer” on the tractor. In addition, a rear (and optionally front) socket is available to connect an ISOBUS certified device from any manufacturer. Inside the cab, a terminal socket on the b-pillar allows to connect any ISOBUS compliant terminal. To operate an ISOBUS device, you can equip our machines with the iMonitor, which is fully ISOBUS compliant.
TIM (Tractor Implement Management) is a new ISOBUS feature which allows for bidirectional communication. This means that some functions are no longer controlled by the driver when on the tractor, but by the tractor itself. As a result, some functions can even be automated. In other words: the device controls the tractor. SDF is the first tractor manufacturer to receive TIM certification from AEF. This allows any AEF TIM certified implement to control tractor functionalities such as hydraulics, vehicle speed, PTO or the hitch. For a secure and reliable automation of functions, both tractor and device must be certified. TIM increases efficiency and quality of work. With automated processes, the work is much easier thanks to fewer manual operations, which additionally reduces the driver's efforts.