Trimble announced the availability of the Trimble S1100 onboard weighing system today. The system offers farmers and ranchers a solution for measuring and weighing hay bales and other livestock feed handled using a tractor, forklift or skid steer. With weight measurements available to the operator in the cab, farmers can better control the quantity and cost of hay bales and other livestock materials in their operations. The S1100 is another tool within Trimble’s farm management solutions enabling farmers to transform real-time field information into better decisions.
The S1100 calculates weight by measuring hydraulic pressure changes on tractors or skid steers. Payload weights and bucket counts are clearly displayed in real time to the operator in the machine cab. The S1100 is designed as an aftermarket solution that is compatible with most makes and models of tractors, forklifts and skid steers.
“The big advantage of the S1100 weighing system is being able to consistently measure the feed that the livestock are being fed to prevent over and under feeding,” Erik Ehn, director of product marketing for Trimble’s Agriculture Division said in a news release. “In addition, the system can provide accurate weight information to ensure that the producer pays only for the quantity of feed they are actually receiving.”
With the S1100 weighing system, farmers can use up to nine individual attachments including buckets, forks, hay squeezes, soft hands bale handlers and more.
Trimble S1100 weighing solution is available now for tractors, forklifts and skid steers from Trimble Agriculture resellers. For additional information on the S1100 weighing solution, visit: http://www.trimble.com/Agriculture/s1100-a.aspx.