The Amazone Group strengthens its development cooperation with Dutch startup AgXeed BV by taking a financial stake in the company. Together with other investors, Claas is also involved as an agricultural technology partner through Seed Green Innovations GmbH.
Amazone will become a strategic partner of startup AgXeed. The aim of the partnership is to further develop specific Amazone implements for autonomous use in the field.
According to the implement manufacturer an important basis of the cooperation is the pursuit of open interfaces to ensure compatibility and connectivity of implement and tractor and to achieve the maximum benefit for both parties. “The focus is on the customer and his application. He should find the best solution on the market through the partnership of AgXeed, Claas and Amazone.”
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Amazone says the AgXeed autonomous platforms are an excellent match for its product range. “The combination of minimal ground pressure, ideal weight distribution and flexible combination options open up new possibilities for building intelligent autonomous solutions for arable farming.”
The AgBot with tracked chassis has already been used in combination with several Amazone tillage and seeding machines in recent years. But in addition to tillage and seeding, the lighter, new four-wheeled AgBot could also be used perfectly, for example, with Schmotzer hoeing technology for mechanical weed control.
In addition, the universal front tank systems FTender for seed and fertiliser and FT-P for crop protection agents and liquid fertilisers can be combined with various Amazone machines. Various sensor systems monitor and analyse the work process.
Optimum process and work quality are priorities when deploying the autonomous vehicles. The safety challenges are managed from the different experiences of AgXeed, Claas and Amazone.