SmartGlass has received a lot of positive feedback in user tests. SmartGlass has been found to be an especially big help in front loader tasks, but it has also been praised in transportation and field tasks, as the driver no longer has to look down at the dials.
“The SmartGlass screen is positioned low enough so that it does not get in the way when it is not needed, while at the same time making it easier to see the information without taking your eyes off the task at hand,” says Finnish cattle farmer Jarno Halinen.
When performing front-loader tasks, SmartGlass can display information such as the load weight, bucket angle, bucket height and the combined weight of loads. When driving on the road, SmartGlass can display the time, driving speed and outside temperature, for example. When using the PTO to power an implement when the tractor is parked, the driver no longer has to climb up into the cab from time to time to view the instruments but can instead glance at the most important information through the door. SmartGlass also informs users when their mobile phones are connected to the tractor’s radio by Bluetooth. When starting the engine, it also displays tractor hours.
“I think SmartGlass is at its best in front-loader tasks and when using a loader scale. The display shows me how much dry manure I’ve loaded into the spreader and how much forage I’ve distributed, and when snowploughing, it lets me reset the angle of the plough after the snow has been ploughed off the road,” Halinen says.