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News last update:1 Oct 2018

Farmtrac presents robot tractor

The parent company of tractor manufacturer Farmtrac, Escorts Limited, has presented its robot tractor Autonomous Farmtrac at the ‘Esclusive 2018’ in India.

At this moment the Autonomous Farmtrac is still a concept; it does not yet have a type- or serial number. Parent company Escorts Limited says it has developed the autonomous tractor in cooperation with companies such as Microsoft, Trimble, Wabco and Bosch.

Farmtrac's first robot tractor was presented at the 'Esclusive 2018'. This show focuses on the technology of the future. - Photo: Escorts
Farmtrac's first robot tractor was presented at the 'Esclusive 2018'. This show focuses on the technology of the future. - Photo: Escorts

Spectacular event

The tractor was presented to hundreds of visitors during a spectacular event at the Esclusive-show in India. It’s no coincidence that Farmtrac displays its autonomous technology on a relatively small tractor. In India, one of the largest markets for tractors in the world, tractors up to 80 hp form the majority of the market.

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Autonomous tractors by Yanmar and Kubota

Noticeable is that before Farmtrac a number of other oriental manufacturers showed their autonomous tractors to the public, particularly in the segment of small tractors. Recently Yanmar did so, and Kubota unveiled one at the Agritechnica in Germany, late 2017.

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