Sabanto’s autonomy kit for Kubota M5 tractors is now available. Sabanto’s system retrofits onto existing Kubota M5 tractors, allowing operators to turn tractors they already own into autonomous machines.
The release of the autonomy kit for Kubota M5 tractors marks Sabanto’s first system availability to end users in North America. Systems for additional manufacturers and tractor models will be announced at a later date.
“We are completely disrupting the way the industry views autonomous equipment, and we are bringing in partners who share our vision,” said Craig Rupp, Founder and CEO of Sabanto. “We see a future of smaller, smarter, lighter, less expensive, and more sustainable swarms of autonomous equipment that will enable users to cover more ground with less.”
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“When auto-guidance was introduced to the market, it enabled farming operations to adopt new ways to complete tasks,” said Matt Hesse, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sabanto. “Autonomy will do the same thing. It allows operators to look at new ways to perform their farming operations. Multitasking greatly comes into play here. When the Sabanto system is working on one task, the grower is free to work on additional tasks. When that happens, you double your work capacity.”
Sabanto says it has proven, through extensive field testing, its ability to automate a variety of field operations over significant acres. Leveraging a fleet of smaller 60 and 90 horsepower tractors, the company has autonomously tilled, planted, seeded, weeded, applied, and mowed across the United States.
In 2020, Kubota tractors equipped with Sabanto’s autonomy kit were already planting their way across the American Midwest.