John Deere Autonomous Tractor Aims to Help Farmers do More with Less

Fully autonomous operation of the John Deere 8R tractor allows farmers to focus their attention on other work without sacrificing productivity.


On this week’s episode of OEM Industry Update, editor Sara Jensen speaks with Joseph Liefer, Senior Product Manager for Autonomy, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, about the full autonomy solution available for the John Deere 8R tractor. Use of new and existing sensor, automation and other technologies enables the tractor to operate unmanned so farmers can be elsewhere on the farm focusing on other work or spending more time with their families. This is particularly beneficial as the ability to find skilled labor continues to become more challenging in agriculture and other similar applications.  

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