Precision technology is aiding farms everywhere, not only with productivity, but with labor costs and safety concerns. New to Papé Machinery Ag & Turf is the Mini Global Unmanned Spray System — or Mini GUSS, for short.
GUSS knows where to go based on GPS and LIDAR. The GUSS operator maps out a field and then creates routes for the GUSS to follow. Once the map is created, it is good for the life of the orchard. GUSS uses GPS to know where it is located, and uses the LIDAR to lane center. GUSS also uses the LIDAR to see obstacles. If GUSS is able to fit, it will drive around the obstacle, however, if it knows it cannot fit, GUSS will stop and send an alert to the operator’s laptop. The operator can also put a caution point on the map which pauses the machine within 15 feet of the obstruction.
Mapping a field can take as little as 15 minutes. Once mapped, the operator makes a route and sets the parameters for spraying on the computer — such as speed, pressure, and RPM’s. GUSS is then ready to go!
Mini GUSS has a 77 gallon fuel tank, which equates to a 12 – 14 hour runtime. GUSS will run day and night.
GUSS is great for air blast applications with row spacings of 8 or more feet. There are many benefits to introducing GUSS to your orchard or vineyard operation. To name a few:
- Save big on labor costs
- Spray more efficiently and cover more acreage than conventional sprayers
- Reduce liability and increase safety
- No chemical exposure to drivers
- The GUSS is reliable, will always be ready to work and does not require breaks
- Deliver a precise and consistent spray job every time
- No human error
To learn more about how GUSS can benefit your orchard or vineyard operation, contact Sawyer Meek at 503-307-8744 or email@example.com.