Robotti sows 100.000 beets per hour
"This is a story about three guys from Doorgrond,
who are raising an Agrointelli Robotti agriculture robot.
They teach the robot to do sugar beet sowing,
with a Kverneland Optima."
The vision applied with this machine is: More precise agriculture with smaller machinery, enables more sustainable farming. One operator could easily manage two ‘light weight’ machines with less soil impact.
Details about the setting
Exact type of robot: Robotti 150D
Exact type of sowing machine: Kverneland Optima E-drive met de HD2 zaairij
Weight of robot + sower: 4360 kg
Tire size: BKT 320/65 R16
Tire pressure: 2 bar
Working width: 3.00m
Driving speed: Limited at 5km/h (software setting by robot, 7km/h feasible)
Purchase price of machinery: €210.000,-
A special thanks to ...
The invite of Han Hilbrands, Jeroen Wolters and Jorick Lambers from Doorgrond allowing me to record their adventure of ‘teaching the robot to sow’. Doorgrond is the first enterprise in The Netherlands that is founded to bring agriculture robots to the farming fields.
The hospitality of Jacob van den Borne, Proeftuin voor precisielandbouw en Fieldlab Precision Agricutlure. Allowing me to run kilometers on his fields, to capture the photos and videos.
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