Haggerty AgRobotics has purchased its second OmniPower unit to provide autonomous farming operations in Ontario.
“Labour shortage concerns within our local growers have really elevated the need for more automation and robotics on the farm,” said Chuck Baresich, president of Haggerty AgRobotics.
Haggerty Creek Ltd., an established company delivering grain and crop input needs for growers, has been collaborating with Raven, which now owns the OmniPower system, for over a decade.
The OmniPower system was developed in Saskatchewan and was known as Dot before it was recently renamed.
In 2020, Haggerty Creek Ltd. purchased its first OmniPower and in 2021 purchased OmniDrive to help farmers with operational challenges they face.
The second OmniPower platform will allow Haggerty AgRobotics to lead the industry as one of the first customers to implement a real-world fleet of autonomous machines.
Baresich will now manage a fleet of Omni platforms with machine-to-machine connectivity through the Viper 4+ field computer.
“As one of the first customers of this technology, we are very excited to bring Raven driverless ag solutions to the market in a big way,” said Baresich.
“The recent updates and advancements to Raven’s technology are impressive and we have experienced incredible performance in our 2021 spring program. We purchased our second OmniPower platform to continue to be on the leading edge of commercializing autonomous machines as an organized fleet.”