Unmanned Sprayers - Part One
Finding and affording labor is a universal challenge in the agriculture industry. Maximizing that labor and improving efficiency is a common need and goal in many operations. GUSS Automation COO, Gary Thompson, explains the pitfalls of labor in crop spraying and how their automated sprayers answer that significant need.
Thompson… “Really, it all has to do with labor savings. Secondarily it's efficiency. Time after time with all of our customers, with our own sprayers in our own business, the GUSS's just spray more acres than the conventional tractors. I mean, when you're in the trees, you're spraying a hundred gallons an acre, sometimes 200 gallons, sometimes even more per acre. So, having said that you're stopping the machine every 40 minutes or so to refill it. So when you have a bunch of tractor drivers out there having to stop every 40 minutes to get a refill, it just kind of is a built-in problem of inefficiency.”
GUSS, which stands for Global Unmanned Spray System, offers an alternative to traditional labor operations
Thompson… “You know, the nurse truck driver pulls up to a GUSS, he jumps out, there's nobody to talk to, it's just a GUSS sprayer. He hooks up the hose, fills it. And three minutes later, it's spraying again.”
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