Trimble recently announced the availability of the Trimble® S1100 onboard weighing system offering farmers and ranchers a high-accuracy solution for measuring and weighing hay bales and other livestock feed handled using a tractor, forklift or skid steer. With highly accurate weight measurements available to the operator in the cab, farmers can better control the quantity and cost of hay bales and other livestock materials in their operations. The S1100 is another tool within Trimble's farm management solutions enabling farmers to transform real-time field information into better decisions.

The S1100 calculates weight by measuring hydraulic pressure changes on tractors or skid steers. Payload weights and bucket counts are clearly displayed in real time to the operator in the machine cab. The S1100 is designed as a brand-agnostic, aftermarket solution that is compatible with most makes and models of tractors, forklifts and skid steers. It enables producers to:

  • Maximize livestock weight by preventing over/under feeding
  • Control feed costs by accurately measuring and managing feedstuffs
  • Eliminate waste and overage in feed batching and grain hopper loading operations
  • Weigh incoming/outgoing livestock feed for accurate invoicing and record keeping
  • Reduce potential overpayments by identifying wet hay bales early

"The big advantage of the S1100 weighing system is being able to consistently measure the feed that the livestock are being fed to prevent over and under feeding," said Erik Ehn, director of product marketing for Trimble's Agriculture Division. "In addition, the system can provide accurate weight information to ensure that the producer pays only for the quantity of feed they are actually receiving."

With the S1100 weighing system, farmers can use up to nine individual attachments including buckets, forks, hay squeezes, soft hands bale handlers and more.

Trimble S1100 weighing solution is available now for tractors, forklifts and skid steers from Trimble Agriculture resellers. For additional information on the S1100 weighing solution, visit:  http://www.trimble.com/Agriculture/s1100-a.aspx. To find a Trimble reseller visit:  http://dealerlocator.trimble.com.