- Manufacturer: DPH Industries (USA)
- Robot: The FarmHand Tractor
- Task(s): By remote control, performs most tasks of a typical compact tractor and more
- Development start: 2019
- Pricing: $12,500 USD
The FarmHand is a remotely-controlled, tracked, compact electric tractor. It’s designed for mixed vegetable market farms up to about 4 hectares. It performs most of the tasks that a compact tractor can do and a few beyond those, such as a prone working platform and baby greens or pea harvester. It is very versatile with four different PTO’s available, a variety of electrical outputs and multiple mounting options. Many different implements are already available or in development from the company and others. The FarmHand Tractor has Open-Source implement mounting and control systems which give users the right to repair, modify and innovate.
Drive train type
Dual motor direct drive with four PTO options.
The FarmHand tractor is compatible with BCS Quick Coupling and both 2-wheel and 4-wheel compact tractor coupling options. It has four mounting options including a class 1, 3-point hitch for added implements. Its tracks provide excellent performance in muddy fields.
Remote control with the need for the operator to see and guide the unit. Remote viewing (first person view), GPS & map-guided navigation are in development.
Look for all specifications in the table below.
|Name/ type robot||FarmHand tractor|
|Dimensions||Length: 52 inches Height: 60 in Width: 36-72in|
Ground Clearance: 38 in
|Turning radius||36 to 72 inches, depending on width selected|
|Weight||Weight 200 to 350 kg, depending on battery size|
|Energy source||Batteries with solar panels optional|
|Energy stock/range||3 to 6 hours with the battery, longer with solar panel option|
|Driveline||Dual motor direct drive. ¾ HP flex PTO Standard, and optional ¼ HP PTO synced to tractor speed, 4 HP BCS QUICK-COUPLING (990 RPM), 7 HP Class 1 6 Spline PTO (540 RPM). A 12 HP gas-powered PTO and hydraulic output are in development.|
|Output capacity||Top speed is 3 MPH (260 feet per minute)|
|Navigation system||Remote control with the need for the operator to see and guide the unit. Remote viewing, GPS & map-guided navigation are in development.|
|Availability (countries)||North America, with expansion planned|
|Units operational (total end 2021)||6|