Electric motors committed to the green transformation of agriculture? Last December, the American company Monarch revealed in pioneering manner its electric, smart and autonomous guide tractor.
It is Monarch Tractor, a vehicle featuring the typical shape and size of the compact tractor, but with a more futuristic appeal like light blue Led light and a roof fitted with sensors. The equipping motor is 55 kW, there is the 4-wheel drive option, the battery guarantee lasts 10 years and the basic price is 50,000 dollars.
Thanks to Monarch Tractor, the farmer can let his tractor work autonomously, controlling everything through the dedicated app, enabling the management of a whole vehicle fleet, too.
However, that is not all: through the data collection, it is possible to know field conditions in real time. If necessary, the tractor can also become a storage battery, with a sufficient power supply for the recharge of an electric car.
The release on the market is expected for the end of 2021, but the company has recently announced the first deployment of its flagship tractor at Wente Vineyards, the oldest, continuously operated family winery in the United States. This is the first of 15 pilot series deployments prior to its production deliveries in Q4 of 2021 as the company continues to electrify the agriculture industry globally.
«We are thrilled to announce the ahead-of-schedule deployment of the first of several Monarch Tractors,” said Praveen Penmetsa, chief executive officer, Monarch Tractor. “Our tractor has undergone strenuous real-world testing and is now ready to get to work and deliver on the promise of a more sustainable and efficient farming operation».