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Raven Industries Showcases Driverless Equipment at Farm Show

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August 31, 2021

Raven Industries, which develops driverless agriculture technology, has announced it will showcase and demonstrate the company’s OMNi suite of technology at the Farm Progress Show, one of the largest public farm shows in the U.S. The company will feature its technology at the event’s Autonomy Zone, where Raven will debut OMNiDRIVE on Case IH Magnum, and OMNiPOWER performing autonomous missions.

Raven said its go-to-market strategy for OMNiDRIVE and dealer commitments for the technology are exceeding expectations. The OMNiDRIVE was launched in May, with a year one limited release of 75 aftermarket systems. The company said all systems have been committed to by founding dealers. Through the rest of the summer, the company is holding demonstration events, where participants can get a first-hand view of OMNiDRIVE controlling a driverless tractor pulling a grain cart, and commanding it to sync with a harvester. 

“We recognize the challenges our farmers face daily,” said Jim Lilleberg, director of precision ag and machine control for Titan Machinery. “Labor shortages, the need for efficiency improvements and scalability are all problems that OMNiDRIVE, now available for Case IH Magnum tractors, help solve. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and the trusted partner to help enable it for our farmers. We feel this is the next major revolution in agriculture, and we are excited to be part of it.”

OMNiDRIVE’s aftermarket technology transforms existing tractors into driverless machines. It can connect, manage, and safely operate machinery, and is compatible with:

  • Case IH Magnum CVT (2014-2020 models): M250 / 280 / 310 / 340 / 380 (available in October 2021)
  • New Holland CVT (2014-2020 models): T8.320 / 350 / 380 / 410 / 435 (available in October 2021)
  • John Deere 8Rs Powershift and IVT (2010-current models)

OMNiPOWER is a self-propelled power platform that interchanges with farm implements, allowing an agriculture professional to perform multiple farming operations.

More details on the company and its technology can be found at the Raven Industries website.

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