- Krone UK has been awarded LAMMA’s prestigious Digital Innovation Award for its telematics SmartBale app
Ben Davies, product manager at Krone UK, was presented the award at LAMMA by Alastair Tullock, former deputy CEO of Claas UK, who praised the software for its simplicity and practicality.
Mr Tullock says: “The app will make the lives of farmers up and down the country much easier, by being able to not only locate their bales, but more effectively sort them by moisture level to reduce spoilage when stored.”
The new SmartBale mobile app is compatible with Krone’s BaleCollect accumulator and SmartConnect telematics, simplifying the process of collecting bales from the field.
GPS tracking provides instant identification and location of specific bales, allowing swift co-ordination of operations in tight harvest windows.
Mr Davies explains: “The app also provides data on harvest conditions, bale origin, age, weight, and dimensions.
“This helps prioritise bale storage by moisture content and gives proof of quality between seller and buyer.”
SmartBale is compatible with any smart phone or table, making it possible to use the SmartBale app remotely or from any tractor or loader.