Agria has collaborated with HYDRIVE Engineering to develop the new 6400 series of two-wheel tractors. Within just three months, HYDRIVE Engineering developed and fine-tuned a control system for the novel electric drive concept. Thanks to the confiding cooperation and the expertise of HYDRIVE Engineering, we reached our goal: Agria was able to present the prototype of the 6400 model line at the trade show Demopark 2017 in Eisenach.
Solutions for a stable pilot run
From the prototype to the pilot run in only 3 months – that is quite the result of the collaboration between the two companies HYDRIVE Engineering GmbH and Agria-Werke GmbH. Within this short term, a variety of requirements had to be solved efficiently and professionally.
HYDRIVE Engineering is convinced that successful machine development always depends on a well deliberated concept. According to this requirement, the development project started with customer meetings to clearly find out their needs. On the basis of these intensive discussions, HYDRIVE Engineering was defined to take over the following tasks:
Designing a control system concept for the electrical power train basing on the developped operating philosophy. Building on that, the control software was generated. To ensure efficiency, HYDRIVE Engineering selected and examined the single components for their technical as well as their economical suitability.
While HYDRIVE Engineering was implementing the control system, initial operations of some components already have started. This ensured that the key components in particular were road-tested early on in the process. This allowed HYDRIVE Engineering to confirm that the components selected were suitable for series production.
The essential difference: a good system understanding
When implementing and optimising the drive technology, the HYDRIVE engineers were able to lean on their solid understanding of the systems involved. This allowed HYDRIVE Engineering to respond to the complexity of this challenge shortly.
Ultimately, the understanding of the relevant systems made it possible to complete the variety of tasks described within the short time available. Working packages were implemented in parallel wherever possible. The various facets of the work fitted together perfectly.
HYDRIVE Engineering counts on longevity
HYDRIVE Engineering ensured the knowledge built up and put into practice was optimally transferred to the company Agria-Werke. Thereby the project leads gave Agria a satisfactory pilot run for the hand-operated two-wheel tractors.
Consequently, the common objective of the Agria-Werke and HYDRIVE Engineering is to continue their close collaboration as partners. After the positive feedback at the trade show Demopark 2017 in Eisenach, an innovative and robust product comes on the market.