This week’s edition of the Hick Chick Chat again comes to us from NAFB Trade talk.
I had a chance to catch up with Phil Jennings, service manager, from Kinze Manufacturing. We talked about all the exciting changes that are happening at the plant as well as some new things they have been working on for the field. Including a driverless tractor and new seed and planter technology coming around for 2014. For a tractor without a driver, they made some adjustments this year; the range of wireless communication between vehicles has been increased, additional diagnostic feedback is available to the operator, a “go to here” feature has been added which allows the operator to position the tractor in the field in the best possible area and wait for further instruction and the speed of vehicle path planning has been improved. Plus, they are building a new facility to grow their autonomy project.
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