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Autonomous John Deere Mower in Europe

Jan 29, 2014

The future of autonomous farm machinery is here! Well, sort of. John Deere unveils a new driverless lawn mower for European markets.

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The John Deere Tango E5 is a fully autonomous mower that promises to operate in any weather at any time, is extremely quiet and does not require grass clipping disposal.

The John Deere Tango E5 is currently only available in select European countries, but there is an exhibit at the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Illinois, where you can see it in action on a simulated lawn.

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How it works in four steps:

First, a John Deere dealer will help with professional planning and installation of a thin, invisible boundary wire that will guide the mower throughout the process.

After these boundaries have been custom set, the Tango will then be programmed to cope with simple or highly complex lawn designs and shapes.

Following programming, the Tango is set to go, clipping (3/4 in to 4" in height) on a daily basis to create a healthy lawn.

When clipping is done, be sure to clean the mower occasionally with a brush and check the mower blade.

You can learn more here.

 

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