- Manufacturer: GUSS
- Robot: Mini GUSS
- Task(s): Spraying
- Development start: 2017-2020
- Pricing: Sale price is $295.000, optional built-on vineyard or apple tower sold separately.
Mini GUSS is designed specifically for vineyards and high-density orchards. It is a progressive machine that uses a combination of GPS, LiDAR and the latest technology to autonomously roll down each row spraying with precision and efficiency. A single operator can monitor up to eight mini GUSS machines from a vehicle, office or home while the nurse truck supplies the spray product when mini GUSS signals for a refill. Mini GUSS has a 3.8-liter Cummins diesel engine to tackle the most strenuous terrain. There are two tower options: a vineyard tower for two row applications and an apple tower for high-density trellised orchards.
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Mini GUSS is an autonomous vineyard and high-density orchard sprayer that allows growers and farmers to keep their crews safer than ever before.
Mini 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.
|Name/ type robot||Mini GUSS|
|Dimensions||Length : 6.1m/19 ft. Width : 1,80 m/6 ft. Height: 1.6m/5.4 ft. Track width 1,52m/5ft|
|Turning radius||2.4m/8 ft|
|Energy source||Diesel engine|
|Energy stock/range||Energy stock/range 12 hour run time.|
|Output capacity||4 – 8 acres per hour depending on speed and row spacing.|
|Navigation system||A combination of GPS, LiDAR, cameras and the latest technology|
|Pricing||Sale price is $295.000, optional bolt-on vineyard or apple tower sold separately.|
|Availability (countries)||Will be on sale in the first half of 2022. GUSS has sold its bigger autonomous sprayer in the US and Australia.|
|Units operational (total end 2021)||0|