Sabanto will deliver two autonomous tractors to the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron at Patrick Space Force Base, Florida. These units will aid the grounds maintenance measures around the base.
The autonomous tractors allow one operator to supervise multiple tractors, addressing labour shortages and helping to alleviate a backlog of tasks.
“Automating our mowers will allow for the reallocation of labour hours to tackle other base priorities,” said Andrew C. Johnson, Captain, USAF. “By maximising our labour hours, we will be able to complete more tasks in-house to support the space launch mission, our mission partners, and the base populace.”
“We are excited to provide our technology not only to the United States Air Force, but also to the United States Space Force,” said Eddie Brown, Sabanto’s Vice President of Government Products & Services. “Expanding our market within the Department of Defense represents a big step for Sabanto.”
Sabanto’s autonomous technology was recently installed on the supported Kubota M5 tractor platform and is being used to automate airfield mowing operations using Sabanto’s path planning technology.