Iowa Patent of the Month – April 2024

Salin 247, Inc. has been granted a patent for a solution poised to revolutionize agriculture: an autonomous agricultural platform. This light-weight platform is fully autonomous and equipped with an electric-powered chassis, providing a glimpse into the future of agriculture.

At its core, the Salin 247 autonomous agricultural platform boasts a versatile toolbar to which a variety of implements can be easily attached. This flexibility allows farmers to seamlessly switch between different tools, optimizing efficiency and productivity. Beneath the toolbar, a pair of parallel chassis beams provide stability and support, with telescopic capabilities to adapt to various terrain conditions.

What sets the Salin 247 platform apart is its advanced drive system. Utilizing a series of drive assemblies and motors, the platform can autonomously navigate across the field, guided by a sophisticated computing device. By automatically determining optimal drive parameters, such as speed and turning angles, the platform effortlessly maneuvers through the site, ensuring precise and efficient operation.

The drive unit of the Salin 247 platform is engineered for maximum performance and reliability. With each drive assembly meticulously designed for durability and functionality, the platform can withstand the rigors of agricultural work while delivering consistent results. Whether it’s planting, tilling, or spraying, the Salin 247 platform is up to the task, thanks to its robust construction and intelligent operation.

The Salin 247 platform is not just smart—it’s also sustainable. Equipped with a rechargeable battery and a battery management system, the platform minimizes energy consumption and reduces environmental impact. When the battery level falls below a predefined threshold, the platform autonomously docks at a charging station, ensuring uninterrupted operation.

In addition to its autonomous capabilities, the Salin 247 platform offers unparalleled versatility. An implement coupler assembly allows for the interchangeability of implements, accommodating a wide range of agricultural tasks. Whether it’s plowing, seeding, or fertilizing, the Salin 247 platform can adapt to meet the evolving needs of modern farming.

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