Yanmar Delivers YV01 Smart Spraying Robot to France
March 2, 2023
Yanmar Europe B.V.
Épernay, France (March 2, 2023) - Yanmar has announced that its new smart vineyard robot, the YV01, is now in full production and available for the champagne and wine market in France. With a suite of advanced technology, the spraying robot is fully autonomous. It relieves wine growers of labor-intensive work in vineyards and improves productivity, profitability and safety. The vineyard robot will be sold and serviced by Yanmar Vineyard Solutions SAS, a dedicated, new Yanmar Group company in France.
Improved profitability and safetyThe autonomous smart spraying robot was developed in close cooperation with premium wine makers and the CIVC, the organization that manages production, distribution and promotion of champagne, utilizing their many years of practical experience. After successful field testing with pilot customers in the Champagne region, the value of Yanmar’s spraying robot was clear: it improves profitability for the grower and safety for the operator.
At the same time, the robot was developed with an eye to the changing vineyard business landscape and will address current and future labor shortages in Europe while helping to manage compliance with ever stricter environmental requirements.
Remote precision operation in steep and narrow vineyardsThe autonomous spraying robot easily navigates steep slopes and narrow vineyard alleys in all weather conditions. It utilizes advanced spraying technology to ensure that the aerosol droplets are accurately applied to vines, minimizing environmental impact. The compact and lightweight YV01 can navigate slopes of up to 45% while its light weight limits soil compaction even when driving in muddy conditions. The robot is easily transported on a small truck or trailer. In addition, the operator can remotely monitor the YV01 via a simple remote control, safely out of range of spraying fluids and with no risk to the operator from overturning.
New, dedicated Yanmar Group company in FranceEstablished in Épernay, France, Yanmar Vineyard Solutions SAS is close to our customers, at the heart of the champagne and wine production region. The newly founded Yanmar Group company will be focusing on the:
• Introduction of the YV01 smart spraying robot into vineyard market
• Sales, service and support for autonomous vineyard operation
• Rollout of a professional dealer network with existing and new dealers
• Continuous development of technology and new features, e.g., weeding
• Rollout to other wine areas in France and other European countries
YV01Technical DataPerformance: Autonomous operation
Weight: One ton
Engine: air cooled, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke
Power: 25,3 horsepower
Fuel tank: 19 liters
Speed: 4 km per hour
Tank for spraying: 200 liters
Slope: Up to 45%
Lateral slope: Up to 20%
Founded in 1912 in Japan and celebrating its 110th anniversary, Yanmar is a global brand and leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced performance diesel engines and final equipment. You will find Yanmar products in a wide range of applications in agriculture, construction, energy systems, industrial and marine.
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Danna van Kammen, Marketing, Yanmar Europe B.V.
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