Robot: Autonomous Orchard Sprayer
Development start: After several years of refinement, GUSS delivered its first units to customers in late 2019.
Pricing: $307,500 (€291.818 according to the exchange rate of 01-11-2023)
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
Turbo-diesel engine with hydraulic propulsion.
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.
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.
|Name robot||GUSS Autonomous Orchard Sprayer|
|Dimensions||Length : 7.32m/24 feet. Width : 2.32m/7.5 feet. Height: 1.95m/6.3 feet. Track width 2.07m/6.8feet|
|Turning radius||Turning radius 2.7m/9 feet|
|Weight||11,660 lbs – 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 system||Uses a combination of GPS, LiDAR, cameras and the latest technology to autonomously roll through the orchards|
|Pricing||$307,500 (€291.233 according to the exchange rate of 01-10-2023)|
|Availability (countries)||Currently GUSS machines are spraying throughout the United States and in Australia|
|Units operational (total end 2023)||200 units|