Autonomous tractor offers glimpse of farming’s future

Case IH Magnum Autonomous Concept Tractor in the field with the Case IH Early Riser 2150 Planter.

Case IH Magnum Autonomous Concept Tractor in the field with the Case IH Early Riser 2150 Planter. - Credit: Archant

A show in the USA has offered a glimpse of what the future of farming might look like.

Case IH Magnum Autonomous Concept Tractor in the field with the Case IH Early Riser 2150 Planter.

Case IH Magnum Autonomous Concept Tractor in the field with the Case IH Early Riser 2150 Planter. - Credit: Archant

CNH Industrial, which owns the Case IH and New Holland brands, unveiled its latest autonomous tractor technology at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa.

Versions include an entirely cabless Case IH Magnum and a New Holland T8 tractor, which maintains its cab.

CNH said it had developed the concept to help farmers and agribusinesses sustainably boost production and productivity by making the most of ideal soil and weather conditions, as well as available labour.

Auto-steering and telematics are already available on today’s tractors, but autonomous technology takes this a significant stage further, it said.


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New Holland has a factory at Basildon in Essex.

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