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dicembre 19, 2018 - Yanmar

Yanmar Launches Precision, High-Density Auto-Rice Transplanter YR8D, A

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Yanmar Agri Corporation, a group company of #yanmar Co., Ltd., has developed a diesel-powered high seedling density rice transplanter that utilizes the Group’s proprietary autonomous driving technology for straight-line planting and autonomous operation. The technology is expected to simplify rice seedling planting operations and reduce operator fatigue. The #yr8d, A, auto-rice transplanter will go on sale from February 1st, 2019 in Japan.

In Japan, recent years have seen a trend towards both consolidation of smaller farms into larger ones, and a fall in farmer numbers together with an aging of the farming population, resulting in labor shortages in agricultural communities. It is hoped that these shortages can be alleviated by the use of geolocation and automation technologies. #yanmar has added the auto rice transplanter to its line-up to ease the burden of long working hours and allow for highly accurate planting.

The auto transplanter takes its place alongside Yanmar’s existing auto tractor and robot tractor in Yanmar’s “SMARTPILOT” autonomous driving technology series, utilizing advances in geolocation and related technologies to improve work efficiency and contribute to labor-savings. With a standardized control unit, highly accurate autonomous operation can be realized by implementing a dedicated program for the rice translplanter.

Looking ahead to the future, #yanmar will continue to develop autonomous technology, integrating it into a range of products and services towards developing sustainable agriculture.

Further information in the press release to download