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Robot: Autonomous herbicide sprayer
Task(s): Spraying herbicides
Development start: 2019
Pricing: $307,500 plus Multi-Sensor Spot Spray Kit Option (€291.818 according to the exchange rate of 01-11-2023)


Herbicide GUSS is an autonomous herbicide orchard sprayer that removes the driver from the tractor to save labour and eliminate exposure to the chemicals being sprayed. Multiple precision weed detection sensors target and spot spray weeds on the orchard floor, which reduces material usage and drift during application. Reducing the amount of material being sprayed increases safety for the operator, the environment and the food produced. GUSS offers growers the ability to customise the number of precision sensors to meet their needs.

Drive train type

Turbo-diesel engine with hydraulic propulsion


Height adjustable booms that accommodate 18-to-22-foot row spacing and tilt for varying berm sizes. The breakaway booms prevent damage to trees and crops.

Navigation system

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


Name/type robotHerbicide GUSS (USA)
DimensionsLength 23.5 ft (7.2 m), width from 8.3 ft (2.53 m) to 19 ft (5.8 m), height 6.5 ft (1.98 m)
Turning radius9 ft (2.7 m)
Weight12,460 lb (5,651 kg)
Energy sourceDiesel
Energy stock/range13-14 hour run time
DrivelineDiesel engine drive
Navigation systemGps, LiDAR, cameras and others
Output capacity7 acres/h depending on speed and row spacing
Pricing$307,500 plus Multi-Sensor Spot Spray Kit Option (€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)5

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