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Friday Feature: Autonomous (Self-Driving) Tractors

Friday Feature:  Autonomous (Self-Driving) Tractors

At the end of 2016, Case IH revealed a new concept tractor that could revolutionize farming in the future – Autonomous or self driving tractors.  Imagine the ability to have a programmed tractor that could disk or spray pesticides on it’s own, or a tractor pulling a grain cart that followed the combine in the field.  The technology they are working on is much more advanced than auto-steer. Check out the promotional video:

 

 

Successful Farming also did a feature article that includes a video interview of Leo Bose, Advanced Farming Systems that provides a little more details than the promotional video above.

Case IH Unveils Autonomous Concept Tractor

Leo Bose, Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) marketing manager said, “It’s not a product launch by any means. But it could certainly lead to one, or several, down the road.”

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For the past 18 months we have shared old farm jokes each week on Panhandle Ag e-news, but the well has about run dry.  Starting in 2017 we will be sharing interesting videos and stories related to agriculture.  If you come across a neat video or story, please send it in so we can share it with our readers.  Send a link to a video or article to:  Friday Features

 

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Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu

Lead Editor for Panhandle Ag e-news – Jackson County Extension Director – Livestock & Forages Agent. My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well as recreational fish ponds.
http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu

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