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  • Manufacturer: GUSS
  • Robot: Autonomous Orchard Sprayer
  • Task(s): Spraying
  • Development start: After several years of refinement, GUSS delivered its first units to customers in late 2019.
  • Pricing: Sale price is $298.000.

Description

GUSS is an autonomous orchard sprayer which allows a single employee to monitor and operate up to eight GUSS machines from the comfort and safety of his or her vehicle while the nurse truck supplies the spray product when GUSS signals for a refill. The autonomous orchard sprayer allows growers and farmers to keep their crews safer than ever before. GUSS uses a combination of GPS, LiDAR, cameras and the latest technology to autonomously roll through the orchards, day or night spraying row after row. Growers can spray orchards more quickly and consistently, using fewer resources and reducing costs by eliminating operator error and downtime.

Drive train type

Engine drive.

Characteristics

GUSS keeps modern ag businesses moving — row after row, field after field, day or night. A single employee can monitor up to 8 GUSS sprayers at a time from the comfort and safety of a pickup truck using a laptop computer.

Navigation system

GUSS uses a combination of GPS, LiDAR, cameras and the latest technology to autonomously roll through the orchards, day or night spraying row after row.

Look for all specifications in the table below.

Manufacturer:

Name/ type robotGUSS Autonomous Orchard Sprayer
DimensionsLength : 7.32m/24 feet. Width : 2.32m/7.6 feet. Height: 1.95m/6.4 feet. Track width 2.07m/6.8feet
Turning radiusTurning radius 2.7m/9 feet
Weight  5,289 kg
Energy source  Diesel engine
Energy stock/range  13 – 14 hour run time
Driveline  Diesel engine drive
Output capacity  4 – 8 acres/hour depending on speed and row spacing
Navigation systemUses a combination of GPS, LiDAR, cameras and the latest technology to autonomously roll through the orchards
Pricing  Sale price is $298.000
Availability (countries)Currently GUSS machines are spraying throughout the United States and in Australia
Units operational (total end 2021)  Units operational (total end 2021) 122 total (54 units added in 2021)

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