Full autonomous tractor by Sabanto
Talking real-life examples: Sabanto is already performing a lot of work, by turning tractors into autonomous and connected operating machines. The case below is a cool glimp on the possibilities and robustness of the Sabanto autonomous steering implementation.
Full operational for 39h non-stop... only stopped working because fuel was needed
Running fully autonomous, but monitored in the 'control room' at > 100km distance
39 hours of work in 2 days. Autonomous.
The 'misleading' picture above is showing high-capacity machinery. However, thinking twice... which one has the most capacity when one runs only when a human is present? Needless to say... how to reduce soil impact and enable better fact based decision, due to data collection?
The example of Sabanto's 39h autonomous run
Performing vertical tillage with an 8.5 foot tillage tool
Running a Kubota M5-091 ROPS
Rig was monitored >100 km away by Sabanto team sitting in Chicago
Monitored entire tractor health in addition to tillage performance
Stopped because ...... the tractor needed to re-fuel
Autonomous field operations performed by Sabanto
Sabanto is based in Chicago. Their capabilities range from the actual farming until deep-data engineering. And everything in between, to make steps to more sustainable agriculture. To use their own text:
"We use autonomous equipment to enable faster, cheaper and more efficient farming around the clock, anywhere in the world."