Sabanto has announced an autonomy retrofit kit for Kubota’s line of M5 tractors.
This marks the first time Sabanto’s autonomous systems have been available to end users in North America, with systems for additional manufacturers and tractor models to be announced at a later date.
Sabanto’s approach to labor constraints is by introducing autonomous tech on smaller tractors like Kubota’s M5. Rather than farmers purchasing larger machines, this technology is intended to introduce autonomous technology on lighter equipment to reduce compaction in the field and lower equipment costs.
“We are completely disrupting the way the industry views autonomous equipment, and we are bringing in partners who share our vision,” says Craig Rupp, founder and CEO of Sabanto. “We see a future of smaller, smarter, lighter, less expensive, and more sustainable swarms of autonomous equipment that will enable users to cover more ground with less.”
Sabanto’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of autonomous technology in agricultural machinery. The company has conducted field testing for its technology across a fleet of 60 and 90 hp. Tractors, capable of autonomously tilling, planting, seeding, weeding, fertilizer application, and mowing.
For more information about Sabanto’s autonomous kits, visit sabantoag.com.