Elegant and easily configurable: the new dashboard for SAME and DEUTZ-FAHR tractors

News – November 2023

MLC is the new dashboard we’ve developed for several open field and specialized farm tractors under the brands SAME and DEUTZ-FAHR. The design of the dashboard, while respecting the forms and sizes of our previous product, was totally revamped thanks to a joint effort among GFG Style, SDF and MTA that led to a modern and intuitive HMI.

At center is the “heart” of the user interface, the new 3.5” TFT color display with a layout configurable by SDF at the end of the assembly line by sending CAN messages. This allows the TFT to be customized according to the tractor the dashboard is mounted on, while using a single software application. The TFT features a set of menus, selected with two buttons, that can display different data pertaining to the engine, transmission and operation of the machines. 

On either side of the TFT are 25 tell-tales and two analog pointers indicating speed and rpm. This type of display is still popular in the farming industry as regards these two values. An important new feature are the 3 LED bars at the top to indicate the level of urea, fuel and coolant. 


The dashboard for SAME and DEUTZ-FAHR tractors has two interfaces to the vehicle’s CAN network. Both are used to communicate parameters from the vehicle’s control units and to configure the source used for the information at the end of the assembly line. The main interface is also used for the dashboard software updates.
This validates the extreme versatility of the instrument which can be used for different applications. 

This major supply of MLC which, alongside the previous dashboard, covers the whole medium-low range of SAME and DEUTZ-FAHR tractors, confirms our solid relationship with the Treviglio-based multinational, which has introduced important electric and electronic developments over the years. 



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Hannover, Germany
November 12-18, 2023
Hall 17, Stand F41


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