South Dakota Company Launches Remote Controlled Driverless Ag Tech
A new product line from a South Dakota company enables farming with the touch of a tablet.?
Raven Industries in Sioux Falls is launching two products under its? OMNi brand.?
Nick?Langerock?is the?director of?strategic?marketing at Raven Industries.???
“OMNi?is going to be the brand that represents Raven’s autonomous machines for the ag industry,” Langerock says.
“So within?OMNi, you will have?OMNiDRIVE?which is our technology that you put on a tractor like a CASE Magnum, CASE IH Magnum or an 8R John Deere tractor and it allows you to autonomously control that tractor pulling a grain cart to sink?up with a combine.”??
The other product is?OMNiPOWER.?It?allows farmers to?autonomously launch or remotely control?machinery?from a tablet.?OMNiPOWER?currently works with spreaders and sprayers.??
Langerock?says the products are the latest evolution in autonomous farming.??
“We believe that we’ve been leading ag professionals, you know the farmers and our ag retailers, down the path to autonomous machinery for a lot of years through brake control, steering, connectivity and all the things that we see as table stakes for farming practices today,” Langerock says.
Implementing autonomous farming equipment takes more than a few wires. Products from the OMNi brand set farmers back $55,000.
OMNiDRIVE?and?OMNiPOWER?are?available?for preorder?now.?They will?be delivered?this fall.?