The DroneUA group of companies presented the novelties of the manufacturer brand XAG as an exclusive distributor during its first partnership meeting this season. The event took place on March 28 at the International Center for Precision Agriculture AgriLab and gathered Ukrainian farmers, service companies providing drone spraying services, as well as technology companies.
During the event, visitors got a hands-on experience with the design features of the XAG V40 sprayer drone, saw the XAG P100 agricultural drone with a replaceable functional module in action, and were among the first to learn about the updated line of the XAG R150 ground robotic platform and software enhancements of XAG products already on the market .
The most powerful agricultural drone XAG P100 on the market
The main feature of the XAG P100 is a flying platform with a changeable functional module:
XAG RevoSpray (liquid tank capacity 40 l);
XAG RevoCast (tank capacity for bulk/granulated/seeds – 60 l);
XAG Terra (module for operational mapping).
Now it is possible to switch between operations as simply as possible in the field, while guaranteeing a high quality result depending on the specifics of the operation. At the same time, the XAG P100 agricultural drone sets new performance standards:
total productivity 25 ha/h;
maximum spray productivity up to 12 l/min of working solution;
maximum spreading productivity 80 kg/min;
duration of work on one battery charge – up to 280 kg of bulk material application and up to 7 ha of processing with a working solution.
Updated 2022 XAG R150 ground robotic platform
At the end of 2022, XAG presented an update to the XAG R150 land-based agricultural drone line. A robotic platform that can modify its design for different scenarios of agricultural tasks. The multifunctional robot quickly transforms and performs a wide range of operations: precise spraying, field inspections, weeding and trimming plants, transportation. The drone is currently available for pre-order in three functional variations:
The ground drone XAG R150 2022 RevoMower is the latest modification of the ground agro drone, which is equipped with double blades for destroying weeds and trimming plants. Maximum work efficiency can be ensured thanks to intelligent mowing: the power of the drone and the travel speed can be adjusted according to the thickness of the weeds.
Ground drone XAG R150 2022 RevoSpray - designed to protect plants from pests and diseases. It is capable of 360° spraying. Optionally, the XAG R150 agrodrone can be equipped with the additional function of flexible installation of nozzles and rods, which allows to achieve automation and spray a large flow of solution for more personalized crop protection scenarios.
Ground drone XAG R150 2022 Cargo Rack - provides fast transportation of crops, grain or fertilizers to the destination. The working platform measuring 1080 x 1080 mm can accommodate and support up to 200 kg of cargo.
Autopilot system and thruster XAG AutoPilot Console
Active promotion of XAG AutoPilot Console autopilots is planned for the Ukrainian market this year. This is a mobile thruster that can be equipped with the machine you need, a tractor or a sprayer, within 20 minutes. One of the main advantages of this modern equipment is a rather aggressive price in the range of $3-4 thousand. It is already available for order.
On the Ukrainian market, the new XAG P100 is already being prepared for work in the fields. The updated XAG R150 platforms are available for pre-order in the XAG Solutions Store.
"One of the most powerful robotics markets for agriculture has formed in Ukraine, and with it, a whole exosystem of solutions. But it became possible thanks to the contribution of each market player. And any further changes and progress in this market is possible only by joining forces and opportunities. Therefore, today everyone needs regular and thorough communication in all means and channels, which will remind about the critical importance of agriculture and that drones help to save the harvest. It will be very difficult without them. But along with advancing this idea, it is imperative that all government agencies understand the difference between a data-gathering drone and a field-spraying drone. The latter poses no threat to anyone. Raising awareness about the work of sprayer drones must be done by each of us, in personal communications. We need the participation of each of you. This year, this is the main prerequisite for a successful start of the season, effective protection of crops and obtaining a high yield of crops with a reduced cost of grain," Valery Yakovenko concludes.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE MANAGER
DroneUA is an international system integrator of unmanned solutions.
On the market of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, the DroneUA group of companies is the largest importer and distributor of leading drone manufacturers in the world and represents technological solutions from the brands XAG, EcoFlow, Pix4D, Parrot, Chasing, DroneDeploy, AgroCares and others.
The group of companies has its own engineering, production and service divisions, as well as an open data processing center. Technological solutions presented by DroneUA are used on more than 4 million hectares of cultivated areas of Ukraine. According to the results of the 2021 agricultural season alone, more than 1 million hectares were treated with drone sprayers from DroneUA.
DroneUA is among the top three most innovative businesses in the agricultural sector of Ukraine according to FORBES and among the twenty most innovative enterprises of Ukraine.
The group of companies continues to expand the list of technological brands that it presents on the Ukrainian market, and is active in agriculture, the oil and gas industry, as well as in the fields of energy, geodesy and topography.