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or of power. Mapping the fuel consumption of the
engine of the tractor and knowing the efficiency
of the CVT unit the ECU can define the optimum
PTO speed to reduce fuel consumption. iVT
Author: Luca Minucelli, Bondioli & Pavesi S.p.A.
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ABOVE: Variable input,
LEFT: CVT driveshaft
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the precision farming. The ECU is connected to
some sensors to monitor the unit and control it.
While monitoring the unit, the ECU provides
also a constant diagnostic, giving maintenance,
warning and alarm messages to the final user.
This improves the reliability of the system, and it
reduces the maintenance costs. The ECU can be
connected in CANbus or ISObus to the electronic
board of the implement (plu-in) that has just to
require to the ECU a target of speed, or of ratio,