Robotic Fertilizer Spreader comes to Burns High School


Karen Lipska/Pine Bluffs Post

Above: Students from Burns High School ag class learns about the DOT autonomous robotic spreader.

Is it a tractor or a robot? On April 22, 2022 at the Burns High School there was a DOT autonomous spreader on the football field.

The DOT autonomous robotic spreader is run by a designated tablet. There is only two in the United States. Frenchman Valley Coop are the ones that are working with the machine. This machine is used to spread fertilizer with the possibility of two products at the same time. DOT can do 16 sections which is 100 to 125 acres per hour. This will help with production and to be more effective. Dot can reduce overlap, decrease nutrient waste and optimize the placement of...

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