Agtonomy Wants To Make Your Tractor Smarter
In the race to manufacture smarter and smarter farm machinery, OEMs are looking for ways that software can help address farmers’ biggest challenges. Agtonomy is partnering with companies like Bobcat to help make their equipment smarter. CEO Tim Bucher says their solutions are influenced by his background as a farmer who also became a technologist.
Bucher… “I went no-till farming probably about seven years ago or so. And so a lot of the emphasis went from spraying as the number one task pre and post harvest to mowing. And so mowing became a bigger deal. And as you know, if you don't use herbicides and if you can do mechanical weeding under the trees and under the vineyards, you have to do more passes. And so it's repetitive. That's what makes automation very applicable is if there are tasks that need to be repeated over and over again. And we are, as a company, Agtonomy, very focused on specialty crops. And there's a reason for that. Number one, there's more labor needed in those markets and that's ultimately why we started there. It's also where precision ag is actually needed.”
Recently announced is that Agtonomy has struck a partnership with Bobcat to carry their software on the AT450X tractor.