Throughout its history, agriculture was the protagonist of several revolutions that led to the development and refinement of new techniques, expanded knowledge and brought greater wealth.
Precision Agriculture (also known as Precision Farming ) is the innovative trend that is revolutionizing the agricultural world, seeking and making available increasingly precise and punctual means to optimize work and resource consumption, boosting productivity and reducing waste, thanks to the synergy between mechanical evolution and software application.
Precision agriculture is gaining enormous popularity among farmers due to the growing need for optimized agricultural production, with limited resources available.
The digitisation and spreading of innovative technologies are changing every sector of our society, also involving agriculture, which is equipping itself to give a rapid and immediate response to the growing demands for production that are being made on it.
Due to climate change and the variables that intervene in the system, the maintenance of optimal conditions is increasingly difficult and any errors in crop management can lead to a decrease in yield, with serious damage to the economic sustainability of farming businesses.
The precision agriculture market is estimated at $7.0 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $12.8 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7% between 2020 and 2025. The main factors driving the growth of the precision agriculture market include increased agricultural mechanization in developing countries, increased labour costs due to skilled labour shortages, tension on global food supply due to the increase in world population, substantial cost savings associated with smart agriculture techniques, and government initiatives to adopt modern agricultural techniques (source https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/precision-agriculture-market-265168900.html, "Precision Agriculture Market - Global Forecast to 2025”).
Despite the fact that the drive towards innovation never was as high as it is now in the field of "precision agriculture”, a fundamental operation such as the process of lifting and levelling agricultural towed equipment through the use of jacks still remains purely manual, as it was decades ago, limiting not only productivity but also and above all the operators' safety.
Novel Jack meets the need of major agricultural machinery manufacturers to offer their customers a fully automated support system with advanced safety features. It is a one-of-a-kind solution, the result of two years of research and development, made possible thank to SIMOL' s long experience in the design and construction of supporting jacks for towed equipment.
Novel Jack is a fully automated jack with high mechanical performance certified according to ISO-12140 and ISOBUS certified compatibility: thanks to the dedicated ISOBUS module, major OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) can easily integrate Novel Jack with their equipment.
Novel Jack communicates according to the ISOBUS protocol with the Virtual Terminal located in the tractor cab.
The operations of moving the jack from its stowed position to its vertical operative position are run from the tractor cabin through the Virtual Terminal, thus offering a significant reduction of physical labour, increasing productivity and efficiency in total safety.
Being ISOBUS certified, Novel Jack is the first jack able to communicate according to the ISOBUS protocol with the Virtual Terminal located in the tractor cab, which the operator can control the movements of the jack from.