FarmDroid FD20 operates fully automatically by using high-precision GPS technology and takes care of sowing and subsequent weeding without need of monitoring.
Row distance, plant distance, sowing depth, speed, and tolerances can all be adjusted to fit various crops, various types of soil, and the farmer’s individual wishes. FarmDroid FD20 automatically stops and notifies the farmer if anything deviates from the settings.
FD20 is developed to be able to handle various crops, and therefore you can use the same machine for e.g. sugar beets and onions. So far, we have experience with sugar beets, onions, spinach, kale, flower seeds, and rapeseed, and more crops are added continuously. Contact FarmDroid to hear more about the possibilities and if you have a crop that you consider using an FD20 for.
Precise weeding both between the rows and inside the rows between the crops ensures that the crops have optimal growth conditions without having to compete with weeds for nutrition and sunlight.
FarmDroid FD20 uses high-precision GPS technology and does not depend on cameras or sensors for recognizing plants and weeds and this contributes to an increased operational stability. Precision during sowing ensures that the robot knows the exact position of every individual crop and therefore it can start the weeding process at a very early stage – even before the crop starts germinating!
This ensures that weeds are kept down and do not get the opportunity to grow big.
The light weight of 800 kg ensures that the soil’s microstructure is not damaged, unlike the increasingly bigger machines in agriculture.
Four batteries are charged by four solar panels. The solar panels deliver up to 1.6 kWh, equivalent to 20 kWh a day, which ensures that FarmDroid FD20 does not need external charging.
FarmDroid FD20, therefore, operates in a 100% CO2-neutral way!
FarmDroid FD20 helps eliminating or highly reducing the need for tiring and time-consuming manual weeding.
Therefore, we have examples of payback periods as low as 2 years!