This autonomous, battery-electric farming machine would surprise our grandfathers and the Farmall crowd

Considering the prevalence of robot vacuum cleaners and lawn mowers, it was only a matter of time until the predictions of autonomous farming machines came true.

Say hello to the John Deere robo-tractor. Had you known about Deere’s $33-million R&D center that opened in Urbandale, Iowa, in 2018? It helps lead to this.

The design staff must have had a great time working on it, although unlike automotive designers who create a concept vehicle, there’s only one color to play with.

The attachable cab calls to mind an insect that can fit its own head to the abdomen and thorax.

Maybe our readers will get a laugh from the 2-minite 43-second video. The music is inspiring in a “Chariots of Fire” sort of way. 

2 comments on “This autonomous, battery-electric farming machine would surprise our grandfathers and the Farmall crowd

  1. Suzassippi says:

    As someone who has fallen in love with my robot vacuum and robot mop and what it contributes to my quality of life, I can totally appreciate this. I grew up watching my grandmother and grandfather on their Minnie Mo or Allis Chalmer, from our designated spot on the side of the field. While I can only imagine a future of robot tractors and the advantages it might bring, I am happy for the still vivid memories of Mama, Papa, Grandpa, Dad, and even me, on the tractors. Currently, I drive a John Deere “lawn tractor.”

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