Bobcat Co. CEO Scott Park, left, and Agtonomy CEO Tim Bucher
Bobcat Co., West Fargo, N.D., has invested in Agtonomy, a Silicon Valley-based, ag tech software company that helps agriculture and land maintenance operators optimize operations.
Through this partnership, Bobcat and Agtonomy will collaborate to create new and innovative ways of enhancing Bobcat equipment for increased productivity and performance to benefit farmers and specialty growers, according to the companies.
“By leveraging the software solutions developed by Agtonomy, we can continue to focus on productivity gains from Bobcat equipment and advance alternative energy and autonomous innovation in farming and related industries,” said Scott Park, CEO and vice chairman, Doosan Bobcat. “We are always looking to bring the best solutions to our customers. And, given our ongoing partnership, we are excited to pioneer new advances together to empower farmers to accomplish more.”
The investment is designed to accelerate development to deliver value to specialty ag farmers and growers to help them lower operating costs, achieve greater efficiencies and address ongoing skilled labor shortages, the companies said.
“We’re delighted to strengthen our partnership with Bobcat, the leading innovator in compact equipment,” said Tim Bucher, CEO and co-founder, Agtonomy. “By joining forces, we can rapidly accelerate our impact on the farming community. With our shared commitment to innovation, we are poised to deliver solutions that address the many challenges facing agriculture today.”
Agtonomy’s technology allows farmers to remotely execute labor-intensive field tasks, such as weeding, spraying, mowing and transporting with more precision. According to Agtonomy, the solution allows farming operations to automate workloads, increase labor efficiency and provide farmers with greater control over the economics of their operations.
“Our dedication to innovation, the future of autonomous operation and alternative-energy solutions makes Agtonomy an ideal company to invest in as we strive to help farmers be more productive and efficient,” said Joel Honeyman, Doosan Bobcat vice president, global innovation. “We are committed to integrating smart solutions with our equipment to advance the farming community.”