Are tractor and implement a match?

The new AEF certification label confirms that ISOBUS components have been independently tested and comply with both the ISO 11783 standard and the supplementary AEF Guidelines. All LEMKEN ISOBUS implements are currently certified under the AEF Guidelines when they go into series production. The AEF Database provides valuable information regarding the ISOBUS compatibility of tractors and implements used on farms.

The AEF certification label with ISOBUS functionalities provides a clear and easy overview:

Universal Terminal

Provides the ability to control an implement using any terminal or alternatively the ability to use a single terminal for controlling various implements.

Tractor Electronic Control Unit

A tractor's job computer can be used to supply essential tractor data for the implement via ISOBUS, including speed, PTO speed and linkage height, among others. These data can then be used for controlling the implement.

Auxiliary Control old

Auxiliary control elements according to the old standard

Auxiliary Control new

Auxiliary control elements according to the new standard are freely programmable. The "old" and "new" standards are not compatible with each other; LEMKEN implements work under the AUX-N standard.

Task-Controller basic

Documents total values that are helpful for providing an overview of the work done. The relevant values are obtained from the implement.

Task-Controller geo-based

Additionally provides the ability to collect location-specific data or plan location-specific jobs, for example using application cards.

Task-Controller section control

Automatic part width section control depending on the GPS location and required degree of overlap.

What is the AEF?

The Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation was established in October 2008 by seven international manufacturers of agricultural implements and two associations. The initiative is an independent international organisation. It is a user platform that provides resources and expertise for the increased utilisation of electronic and electrical systems in agriculture.

Electronic systems make agricultural implements safer, more powerful, more precise and more efficient. However, individual manufacturers previously developed their own, proprietary solutions, which resulted in specific adjustments being necessary for each tractor/implement combination. ISOBUS is designed as a simpler approach that provides a non-proprietary "plug and play" solution. AEF Guidelines ensure that signals such as speed, lower link position, PTO speed etc. are made available in a standardised form by all implements. Communications between implements and field data are standardised and therefore simplified by means of the ISO-XML format. ISOBUS is one of the core tasks of the AEF.