Many DEUTZ-FAHR tractors have already been TIM-ready for some time, and have been amply and successfully tested in the field by numerous constructors of mounted implements. DEUTZ-FAHR has now become the first tractor constructor to attain official AEF certification for the Tractor Implement Management (TIM) system. This certifies the capability of DEUTZ-FAHR tractors to communicate with any mounted tool with TIM certification in accordance with a standardised protocol. The communication of data between the tractor and the the implement is two-way: this means that the implement automatically manages certain tractor functions and operating parameters, such as ground speed and distributor, lift and PTO shaft operation. The result of this automation is an improvement in efficiency and productivity. It also makes the work of the operator significantly easier, as the TIM system carries out these functions with no operator involvement.