Tractor drivers have to turn around often to watch attachments at the rear, and they frequently remain in that position for quite a while. In addition, they are assaulted by vibrations when traveling over uneven or sloped terrain. All of these factors greatly increase their risk of suffering back pain or even injury. The solution to this problem is “dualmotion,” an absolutely new adaptive back support that has been developed and patented by the leading seat manufacturer Grammer. It can crucially contribute to reduce physical stresses for operators. This world premiere will be unveiled for the first time at the Grammer booth (number F02 in Hall 3) at Agritechnica 2013, which will take place in Hanover, Germany from November 10 to 16, 2013.
The decisive innovation: the upper part of the backrest adjusts automatically to users’ posture when they turn around. This marks the market launch of the very first seat system that actively supports operators while they are watching rear attachments, thus minimizing the associated strains. This world premiere from Grammer thus sets new standards in relieving operators of stresses. The adaptive back support prevents premature fatigue; it reduces muscular activity by up to 30% compared to seats without this feature. It also significantly increases comfort while driving with the upper body twisted.
To ensure easy use of the “dualmotion” solution, Grammer has intentionally refrained from installing an additional control element. Instead, it intuitively and automatically adjusts in response to the upper body’s rotation.