From EHR to PRC: Bosch Rexroth Technology for Agricultural and Forestry Machines
– Electrohydraulic solutions for precision in agriculture
– Hydraulic drives are gentle on the soil and lower fuel consumption
– Automatic gear shifting increases productivity and comfort
Today, there are seven billion people on this earth - and this number is clearly on the rise. In a report from November 2011, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, stated that food production has to increase by around 70 percent by 2050. However, there is not a lot of land left that could be converted into farmland. Therefore, available resources must be used more effectively and sustainably. This requires modern agricultural and forestry machines. Bosch Rexroth supplies modern travel drives and energy-efficient working hydraulics as well as hardware and software allowing to electronically control these machines.
Our specialists for the Agricultural and Forestry Machinery industry sector developed drive and control solutions customized to your needs. These solutions are founded on robust and reliable products, including gear pumps, variable displacement pumps, radial piston motors, steerings units, control blocks and electronic control units.
One way of increasing efficiency is by precision agriculture which is characterized by an increased use of electronic controls. The EHR electrohydraulic hitch control, for instance, allows for a more precise cultivation of the ground. In addition, it makes it significantly easier for the user to handle the machine with the attachment used. With Bosch Rexroth, you will get all EHR system components from one source – including the controller, control valve, control panel and sensors.
The EHR electrohydraulic hitch control, automatic gear switching and continuously variable transmissions (CVT) also increase the level of comfort at work. Moreover, CVTs achieve better results, lower energy consumption and higher productivity. Bosch Rexroth supplies compenents as well assoftware for this technology.
The trend towards a more gentle cultivation of the soil and towards an increased level of comfort for the operator has an effect on the requirements for attachments. Not only should attachments sit optimally on the surface to be worked on in any weather conditions, but they should also - and above all - be affordable, compact and easy for the driver to use. This is why Bosch Rexroth developed the PRC Pressure Relief Control. The PRC can be used with front linkages for all types of attachments such as mowers and mulchers.
Thanks to local development and production, Bosch Rexroth is also present outside of the traditional markets in the US and Europe. By working in close cooperation with our customers and in close proximity to them, we are able to create products that meet the requirements and needs of the local markets.