Agriculture

Agriculture

Safety in the Agricultural Industry

Agriculture is a hugely diverse industry with a host of challenges.
In a global market where farmers have to be efficient to remain competitive, the need to strike a balance between productivity and safety is crucial. Design of modern machinery has led to significant performance improvements, but the nature and size of these machines mean operator visibility is now often impaired.

 

Blind spots are a contributory factor in many incidents involving agricultural machinery with their shape, size and elevated operator positions all limiting the field of vision. In fact, agriculture has the worst fatality record of any industry in Europe. One quarter of all fatal accidents in agriculture result from moving vehicles.

Which Products Do I Need?

Brigade’s safety solutions are suitable for most commercial vehicles and machines.
To help you select, we have created a series of guides featuring the safety products we recommend for the most common applications.

Select below to view the recommended Brigade products for each vehicle.

Problems Within the Agriculture Industry

Incidents and problems in the agriculture industry include:

• Accidents due to blind spots
• Machines running people over due to the handbrake not being applied
• Collisions on public roads
• Large machines colliding with smaller vehicles
• Missed crop due to inaccurate lane keeping
• Damaged crop due to picking element being too high, too low etc
• Picking up unwanted soil and foliage

 

How Brigade Can Help

By investing in Brigade’s safety solutions you can improve worker and public safety plus achieve significant cost savings for your business. Benefits include:

• All-round visibility
• Reduced accidents, fatalities and injury
• Increased productivity
• Reduced crop damage
• Reduced machine downtime
• Meeting health and safety requirements
• Peace of mind for management and workers

Case Study - VF Venieri Spa Installs Backeye®360 on New Wheel Loaders

VF Venieri Spa presented the new 13.63B wheel loader with Z-bar linkage at Intermat 2015 and at Bauma 2016.

The well considered wheel loader has been designed and built to operate efficiently and, above all, safely.

However, VF Venieri were not content with the wide windows of the cab and the usual rear cameras so decided to install the new Backeye®360 Select, which completely eliminates blind spots. This was in anticipation of the upcoming requirements of EN 474-1 (general safety requirements for operating earth moving machines), in particular with regard to driver visibility.

The Backeye®360 system provides a bird’s-eye view of the area surrounding the vehicle by stitching together images from four cameras to provide a single 360 degree view. The image appears on the monitor in the cab, ensuring there are no blind spots, this is particularly useful for low speed manoeuvres.

VF Venieri has chose the 360 degree camera monitor system , being fully aware that performance goes hand in hand with safety, two essential elements for a successful product.

Safety Solutions for Agriculture Machines

  • Backeye®360 is an intelligent four-camera system designed to eliminate vehicle blind spots and assist low-speed manoeuvrability by providing the driver with a complete 360° view of their machine in a single image.
  • Camera Monitor Systems can help eliminate vehicle blind spots to prevent collisions. Cameras are available to cover the rear, side and front blind spots as well as internal views and to monitor vehicle-specific functions. Multiple camera images can be viewed on a single in-cab monitor. Eg.  To check the depth of the harvesting fork. Multiple camera images can be viewed on a single in-cab monitor.
  • Radar Obstacle Detection informs the driver of distance between the vehicle and obstacles, whether moving or stationary, by providing a graduated in-cab audible and visual warning. Backsense® radar works effectively in harsh conditions and poor visibility. Programmable system with bespoke detection range up to 30m in length and 10m in width.
  • Warning Alarms are vital audible devices to warn pedestrians and workers that a vehicle is manoeuvring. bbs-tek® alarms are the safest and yet quietest on the market due to their instantly locatable and directional sound. Options include smart alarms, which adjust to the ambient noise level and speaking alarms. bbs-tek® warning alarms are patented to Brigade.
  • Mobile Digital Recording By simultaneously recording footage from up to eight vehicle-mounted cameras, a digital recorder can provide irrefutable evidence in the case of an incident. The lockable hard drive can store up to 1164 hours of data which can be easily accessed via a PC or uploaded via the 3G network or dedicated WiFi.

 

Featured Product

Backeye®360

Backeye®360 is an intelligent camera monitor system designed to assist low-speed manoeuvring by providing the driver with a complete surround view of the vehicle in real time. Benefits of the system extend beyond reducing collisions with people and objects. The comprehensive view of the surroundings aids the driver when manoeuvring at low speed and minimises damage, as drivers of larger vehicles can see and avoid objects lying on the ground.

  • Eliminates blind spots, improves safety
  • Comprehensive view of the surrounding area in a single image
  • Reduces collisions with people and objects