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The Fully Autonomous Tractor from John Deere has arrived

The Fully Autonomous Tractor from John Deere has arrived

Posted: March 7, 2022 | By: 21st Century Equipment Staff

Today’s farming operations are facing challenges left and right. From skilled labor shortages to changing weather patterns to a shift for more sustainable practices, farmers are needing to do more with less.

At 21st Century Equipment, we’re committed to providing the expertise, service and John Deere equipment that drives your progress. And today, that future has never been clearer.

We’re proud to announce the reveal of John Deere’s fully autonomous tractor. If you missed it, this milestone achievement was announced at CES 2022 in Las Vegas.

It’s no surprise that automation continues to expand in the agriculture space—like in many industries. The world continues to grow and demand more. In fact, the world’s population is expected to grow to nearly 10 billion by 2050 and it’s on farmers to feed us all. But as Jahmy Hindman, Chief Technology Officer at John Deere, notes at CES, “it's our job at John Deere to help them. The future of agriculture starts now!"

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And it only makes sense for John Deere to be a leader in driving the agriculture industry forward. After all, we’ve been helping lead the way since 1918. And that passion for progress and equipping growers with the opportunity to see, know and do more is well and thriving today.

Hindman talks about how "if you visit a farm, you'll see as much technology in the field as you will in Silicon Valley." From precise location-sensing technology to GPS technology to data collection and autonomous optimizations, the digital era is changing the game for growers. While John Deere tractors have been capable of steering themselves for decades, a fully autonomous tractor is the next step in gaining a competitive edge—while also lessening the load that tomorrow’s future is demanding from farmers around the world.

If you’re interested in learning more about the autonomous tractor, ask your preferred 21st Century Equipment location.

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