Nippon.com is reporting that Kubota Corp. will release a rice planting machine with automated driving functions in October. Earlier this month, the company said that it was investing in a harvesting robot manufacturer based in the U.S.
For the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2016, revenues of Kubota Corp. and its subsidiaries decreased by 73.6 billion yen ($683.7 million), or 5.9%, from the same period in the prior year to 1.18 trillion yen ($11.1 billion).
Diversity in its product range and in the markets it serves proved beneficial to Kubota Corp. last year as buoyant sales of compact tractors to homeowners in North America offset a decline in mid-size tractor sales.
Kverneland Group, one of Europe's largest farm machinery manufacturers, has begun a major program of factory improvements and upgrades having secured approval for a major investment plan from new owner Kubota Corp. of Japan.
Kyle Mensen, lead test engineer with Raven Industries on the DOT project, talks with Farm Equipment editors at the Farm Progress Show 2020 Media Day in Boone, Iowa, and shows off the capabilities and ease-of-use found on the new DOT platform.
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