Kubota, Smart Path In Alliance
By Chad Elmore09 February 2017
Kubota Tractor Corp. has entered into an alliance with Smart Path Systems of Indianapolis, Ind., for its precision guidance technology products. Beginning this month the products will be available at select dealerships for Kubota M, L and B series tractors, F-Series mowers and utility vehicles.
“Kubota is the first to bring this level of technology to the market segment. Applying Smart Path’s precision guidance technology to Kubota equipment furthers our commitment to continuous improvement,” said Todd Stucke, senior vice president, marketing, product support and strategic projects, Kubota. “We give our customers the tools they need to get their work done more efficiently and effectively, and this alliance will give our customers access to advanced technology that will further enhance their user experience and make them more productive and more profitable.”
Precision guidance technology enables the use of autonomous steering of equipment for mowing, sweeping, spraying, or snow plowing with greater precision by utilizing dual GPS antennas for sub-inch accuracy, an Android tablet interface, and live satellite map feeds that is accessed through a web portal management system. Government, commercial, and farming organizations can assign, track, and manage their operators and equipment fleet from one website.
According to Smart Path, users of the technology have experienced a 20% increase in time savings or productivity gain.