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Is Small Better Than Large?

Positive Future #352 (Feature photo – Large Tractor – CCA SA 3.0 Unported – HCQ))

Historically, the history of farm equipment has followed the consolidation of industrial farming. Tractors have grown over the years to become large multi-ton pieces that can cost well over $250,000.

The problem with large tractors is not only their cost, but their weight which causes soil compaction. Phys.Org recently reported on the emergence of small robots (tractors). In specifics, their focus is on a small robo-tractor called Tom. If this is a trend that continues to grow, the changes in how farming is done could be dramatic. You can read the full story here:

https://phys.org/news/2018-11-robots-field-farms-embracing-autonomous.html

https://www.smallrobotcompany.com/

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