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John Deere pursues autonomous solutions for golf and sportsturf maintenance

Precision Makers' X-pert package makes it possible for existing tractors and mowers to work autonomously, combining reliability with precision. Photo: John Deere.

John Deere has teamed-up with Precision Makers, a Netherlands based company, to develop autonomous solutions for golf and sportsturf maintenance.


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7 February 2019

John Deere announced an exclusive agreement to develop autonomous mowing solutions for the golf and sports turf industry with Precision Makers, a Netherlands based company that specialises in autonomous technology for various types of equipment.

“The turf industry is looking for more sustainable operating models to maintain precision turf; expanding the use of technology will be critical to the future success of turf managers.”, said Manny Gan, John Deere’s global golf director.

Gan continued: “With labour costs and availability becoming an increasing concern in many parts of the world, customers are eager to introduce autonomous equipment into their operation to ensure tasks can be completed with consistently excellent results and precision.”

Precision Makers is an affiliate of Dutch Power Company (DPC), which already has an ongoing supplier relationship with John Deere.

“John Deere looks forward to working with Precision Makers to bring the best autonomous technology to the precision turf industry; to ease labour cost concerns while providing high quality solutions for precision turf applications.”, said Gan.

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