Shortlines Krone and Lemken partnered to create an autonomous machine for forage harvesting and tillage. They’re calling it the Combined Powers autonomous process unit. The machine has a cabless diesel-electric drive unit capable of up to 170 kilowatts or 230 horsepower to pull various implements.
A limited production of John Deere’s debut green-on-green See & Spray Ultimate targeted spraying system will be available for order later this year. The factory-installed system consists of 36 cameras mounted on a 120-foot boom to detect weeds among corn, soybeans and cotton using artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Dwayne Martin, cofounder of Wakarusa Ag Services in Wakarusa, Ind., introduced the Kovaco MiniZ and Elise 900 electric, remote controlled skid steers at the 2022 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky., in February.
Canadian ag tech company Clean Seed Capital aims to revolutionize planting with its SMART Seeder MAX, a 60-row planter described as an inkjet printer for the field. The no-till planter allows the operator to control up to 5 independent products as well as 6 in-ground placement options per row, providing prescription input accuracy on an almost plant-by-plant level.
John Deere revealed a fully autonomous tractor at CES 2022 earlier this month. The company says the machine is ready for large-scale production and will be available to farmers in time for fall tillage operations.
Fully autonomous vehicles may be closer — and more necessary — than you think. That’s the argument of Bill Lehmkuhl, owner of Precision Agri-Service, an independent precision dealer group headquartered in Ohio. Today, we’re taking a look at some of the highlights on his autonomy timeline.
One of the newest developments in weed control is the Autonomous LaserWeeder, a robot that uses artificial intelligence and lasers to zap weeds growing among cash crops. Carbon Robotics unveiled the autonomous weeder in April of 2021, and went on to sell out of 2021 and 2022 models.
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In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Associated Equipment Distributors, PFG America CEO Daniel Cook discusses the company's goals for expanding Deutz-Fahr's North American presence. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman hits the technology highlights of the 2024 National Farm Machinery Show. Also in this episode, CNH Industrial reports $18.1 billion in 2023 ag sales, fewer dealers plan to build brand new dealerships and Deere dealers' inventory levels are rising.