Growing up in Wisconsin, a state in the USA known pretty much for cheese and farming (and the Green Bay Packers, but then we would be completely off topic), well, I thought I knew all the brands of tractors and farm equipment. Until now, I must admit Kverneland and their tractors and farm equipment are news to me.
Needless to say, the Kverneland Group was very interested in reinforcing and branding durability, which is a good idea for farming equipment, of course. The challenge for Kverneland’s engineers is to design tough equipment that fulfills customers’ expectations. And since they sell their tractors to farmers all over the world, this wouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all solution. There were numerous definitions of durability to consider when designing.
This case study dives into the details of how the engineers at Kverneland overcame this issue. In short, they adopted a testing system consisting of LMS SCADAS Recorder hardware, LMS Test.Xpress software and LMS Tecware software. The LMS testing systems helped the engineers validate different load scenarios and design realistic lifetime tests. LMS SCADAS Recorder and LMS Test.Xpress are used jointly to collect dynamic load data during field and laboratory tests, and LMS Tecware is used to streamline the process of consolidating load data and analyzing durability characteristics. It is a great read for anyone interested in more details about our testing durability solutions.