Yanmar starts with selling the YV01 autonomous spraying robot in France. Seven robots are sold now.
The YV01 weighs 1 ton. According to Yanmar this is ‘extremely light compared with other agricultural robots”. Compaction, which can be a major problem for ‘winegrowers when using vineyard machinery, is therefore reduced to a minimum, says the manufacturer.
Using GPS-RTK navigation technology, the robot works without a driver. It is powered by a Honda IGX 800 air-cooled gas engine that delivers 27 hp. The driving speed is 4 km/h. The spray tank has a capacity of 200 liters.