The Amazone Group has strengthened its cooperation with the Dutch robotics start-up AgXeed by taking a financial interest. It joins Claas, which is involved through Seed Green Innovations, along with other investors.
It intensifies what is already a successful cooperation, with Amazone becoming a strategic partner with the aim to develop Amazone mounted implements for autonomous use in the field. An important basis is the generation of accessible interfaces to ensure compatibility and connectivity between the machines.
According to Amazone, the autonomous platforms from AgXeed are an ideal match to its product range, with a combination of minimal ground pressure, optimised weight distribution and flexible mounting zones.
The tracked AgBot from AgXeed has already been trialled with cultivation and seeding equipment in recent years. In addition to this, the new four-wheeled AgBot can be used with Schmotzer hoeing systems for mechanical weed control, while the FTender universal front hopper system can be combined with a range of Amazone equipment.
Various sensor systems will constantly monitor and analyse the work done. Amazone, AgXeed and Claas will also work together to tackle the various safety challenges of autonomous systems. According to the collaborative companies, the use of autonomous systems ultimately means more time is freed up to enable better agronomic and strategic management.