Tomasz Miłosz (Poland)
Valtra Unit is a philosophy of future farming. It focuses on one type of specialized farming production. It is inspired by nature, a highly efficient, simple system which works like live organisms. MPVs work on a field and the Central Unit processes main operations in one place.
DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK
Valtra Unit reduce the cost of farming production. It is controlled by an application. The basic model is a set of four MultiPurpose Vehicles and a main-task Central Unit. The juxtaposition of functions depends on the type of farm production. The system can be installed in farm buildings or can work self-contained on a field. The first set, which is most representative, is prepared to raise basic grains (it can be also a grass or vegetables production).The first element of the system is a MPV. It is a multitasking, electric powered caterpillar vehicle. The basic construction is made of two symmetric side elements with engines, batteries and controllers. Inside there are function elements encased by a cover with a saddle and all necessary connectors. During work, MPVs take the grain to seed, fertilize and sprinkle fluids from central units and drive to a field to start planting. The amazing feature of this machine is that it can both harvest and seed at the same time. MPVs can cut ears of corn or grain and collect them in big container, shred the straw, cultivate the field by foldable chisel plow, seed the new grain with fertilizer and sprinkle the field. When the main container is full, MPVs go back to the Central Unit to empty the container and get new materials to seed the grain. The Central Unit is the main element prepared to process the most specialized operations of the whole system with high efficiency. It can be installed in a farm building and connected with silos, or work self-contained on a field. It can be transported by four MPVs using saddles on the top of MPV covers.Central Unit is responsible for threshing ears of corn or grain, cleaning grain, transporting grain into silos or directly to trailers by using foldable augers. On one side there is a door with a chute to collect fertilizer. Each MPV starts and finishes work connected with the CU. It can work on a field without an outside power source thanks to a gasoline generator hidden under the unit.