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Working towards an autonomous grain cart

Working towards an autonomous grain cart
Quincy Milloy and Mark Barglof, two of the co-founders of Smart Ag, hold two of the controllers installed in tractors for the AutoCart system.

Two years ago, in the fall of 2017, the ag media got one of the first looks at a driverless tractor pulling a grain cart in corn field near Plainfield. Smart Ag of Ames rolled out AutoCart, a software solution designed to solve the critical shortage of qualified labor for grain cart operation.

In a nutshell, the combine operator, using a tablet or smartphone app, controls a driverless tractor pulling a grain cart. The tractor pulls alongside the combine for unloading and once the combine has dumped, the driverless tractor and grain cart return to the...




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