The TimberMatic H control system for John Deere G-Series harvesters includes everything needed for base machine control and monitoring, measuring and bucking in one configurable user interface. The use of just one system makes the operator’s work faster and easier.
Several pressure sensors have been added to TimberMatic H, making it possible to adjust most settings from inside the cabin – and even without tools. The pressure sensors make machine adjustments and condition monitoring easier via the machine’s on-board PC:
- work and transmission pump pressures
- delimbing knives
- feed-roller arms.
Additionally, the new software version enables Remote Display Access (RDA) via Internet (either MTG or other modem). RDA means faster troubleshooting by maintenance people and thus improved uptime for the machine.
The new control modules simplify the electrical system and bring added processing capacity. TimberMatic’s troubleshooting diagnostics have been improved. The new troubleshooting diagnostics of TimberMatic H speed up the fault localization significantly. With the new MECA controllers, it is now possible to see the exact location of the fault in the CAN-bus and the repair is quick and easy.
In the TimberMatic display, an error icon comes up and when clicking the icon, you see the CAN-bus showing the fault location. Moreover, the system shuts the output to the sensor or actuator, if it detects overload or short circuit, and the machine can go on working. This improves the uptime quite considerably.
The double CAN bus increases reliability of the electrical system: simple, fewer connections, a dedicated bus for the engine and the base machine.
TimberMatic Maps is standard in all new John Deere forest machines. Based on the real time data from Maps to TimberManager, distributed through a cloud service, the contractor can follow up forest machine’s production and remaining work on the site and plan the operations further.