It might take a few years or decades to become common on North American farms, but the day tractors drive themselves in the field has arrived.
“It can do a lot of things that you don’t want to do anymore,” explains Peter Mouthaan, CEO of Precision Makers’ parent — the Dutch Power Company.
While they’ve also been working with golf courses, he explains they sold their first machine to a farmer in the Netherlands during the week prior to Agritechnica.
Radar and sensors on the front of the machine are designed to prevent collisions and address safety concerns.
From size to application, Mouthaan discusses the farm possibilities with the Greenbot:
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