Introduction – Kinze ISOBUS Electronics Package (4900) Rev. 4/14 User Manual
ISOBUS is an agricultural industry term used to describe software and hardware that complies with the global
ISO11783 standard. ISO11783 was created by an international standards committee of representatives from different
agricultural companies. The standard was created to allow plug-and-play compatibility between different manufacturers
of tractors, harvesters, sprayers, implements, and more.
There are 14 different parts to the ISO11783 standard. A device does not have to support all 14 parts to be
considered ISO compatible or certified. The parts that are important to the Kinze ISOBUS solution are the Virtual
Terminal (VT) and the Task Controller (TC).
Virtual Terminal (VT) - A display in the cab of the tractor. The operator interacts with the display to monitor
information and change settings.
Task Controller (TC) - Makes automatic swath control, automatic rate control, and as-applied mapping possible.
The functionality is software based, so does not require a separate box. When present, it is normally built into the
display. Every ISOBUS display is a Virtual Terminal, but not every display has a task controller.
Master Module - The brains of the system. This device is found on the planter and relays information to and takes
inputs from the VT. It also executes the manual and automatic rate control, and swath control commands. These
functions are available with the Kinze ISOBUS product control package.
The information used in this manual was current at the time of printing. However, due to Kinze’s ongoing product
improvement, production changes may cause your planter control system display to appear or operate slightly
different in detail. Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. reserves the right to change specifications or design without notice and
without incurring obligation to install the same on machines previously manufactured.
Right hand (R.H.) and left hand (L.H.), as used throughout this manual, are determined by facing in the direction the
machine will travel when in use, unless otherwise stated.
Virtual Terminal Display
with Task Controller