Argo Tractors With Actia to Develop the New TGU-R Telematic Control Unit

    Argo Tractors and Actia collaborate in the implementation of telematics and remote diagnostics for tractors, developing technological strategies and contents pursuing more innovative and sustainable agriculture.

    Thanks to the custom-built TGU-R telematic control unit, and the use of the “Landini Fleet management” and “McCormick Fleet Management” web portals developed in collaboration with Actia, the fleet manager can access information, in a secure server via the cloud, regarding the agricultural machinery fleet in order to check the operating status of the tractors and access vital information on the activities and performance of vehicles. This is all achieved thanks to the real-time management of certain key parameters including geolocations, consumptions, levels, temperatures and work sessions.

    Telematics and Remote Controls of the tractors. Courtesy of: Argo Tractors

    It is possible to analyze the collected data to optimize management costs and boost productivity: daily statistics on vehicle consumptions per tractor, type of operation, operator, field, crop, and idle time analyses.

    The telematic portal allows the monitoring of data and provides first level remote diagnostic support; with a confirmation from the operator, the technician can remotely operate a diagnosis on the tractor’s electronic unit. This fast connection help reducing downtime and increase the first-time fix ratio. The monitoring of this data also helps the fleet manager and the dealer to better predict servicing schedules, meaning more efficient planning of maintenance schedules.

    These solutions are the fruit of ACTIA’s experience in telematics and remote diagnostics, and allow Argo Tractors to reap the benefits of the convergence of these two worlds and transfer added technological value to its tractors.

    Source: Argo Tractors

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