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Autonomous Solutions Partners With Case IH, New Holland Agriculture on Pilot Programs
E. & J. Gallo Winery, the largest family-owned winery in the world, will be using New Holland T4.110F tractors fitted with ASI’s autonomous technology. The systems will perform a full range of maintenance and crop production tasks that are highly repetitive and done many times throughout the year. Campbell Soup Company’s Bolthouse Farms, one of the largest vegetable growers in the U.S., will be using multiple autonomous Case IH Steiger Quadtrac tractors for crop tillage.
The main goal of both programs is to collect additional data and feedback directly from farm operations.
“Feedback from these operations is key for us to further refine the solution for specific implements and production scenarios,” says Bret Turpin, agriculture project owner for ASI.
These partnerships build on a long-standing collaboration between ASI and the two agricultural companies. Recent products, which evolved from the research and development of the autonomous program, include Case IH’s AccuTurn and New Holland Agriculture’s IntelliTurn automated end-of-row turning products.
“We are delighted to work with these world-class organizations at this exciting time,” says Mel Torrie, CEO of ASI. “The technology maturity and lower costs are converging toward an automation disruption just in time to help with the severe shortage of farm labor.”