John Deere To Display New Autonomous Concept at Agritechnica

08:35AM Oct 08, 2019
Photos of a John Deere concept tractor were posted by a French dealer.
( Terre Comtoise-Gauvain )

Per our partners at profi, John Deere gave European dealers a sneak peek of a concept electric tractor in late September at a dealer meeting in Valencia, Spain. This autonomous machine will be featured at the John Deere booth at the upcoming Agritechnica event in Hanover, Germany—the world’s largest indoor farm machinery show.

Photos were posted to a Terre Comtoise-Gauvain’s (a French dealer) Facebook page.

As reported by profi, here’s what we know for now: “The company has shown numerous autonomous and electric tractor concepts in recent years, but this latest version is the most radical. The concept combines what resembles the front half of a rubber tracked tractor connected via an articulation point to a set of discs.

The tractor’s rear axle and cab have gone, and the implement appears to be carried on the rear wheels for transport. We assume that the discs can be swapped for other kit.

If you are planning to visit Agritechnica in November then you’re in luck because we understand that the concept vehicle will be on the John Deere stand.

All we can confirm at this stage is that the electric concept produces an output of 500kW (680hp). It remains to be seen whether the hood hides a large battery pack or a hydrogen fuel cell.”