Autonomous Farm Equipment Market By Product (Tractors, Harvesters), By Type (Partially Autonomous, Fully Autonomous) - Growth, Future Prospects, And Competitive Analysis, 2017 -2025

Autonomous farm equipment can be defined as equipment that does not require any human operator to be onboard the machine to operate it. The farm equipment can be partially or fully autonomous, which offers many more features than conventional auto-steer systems. Autonomous farm equipment helps cultivators perform better and increases their productivity. The autonomous equipment offers a complete solution to issues such as limited working hours, manual labor, detection of mechanical or operational failure, and optimum handling of operations with very limited supervision from a human operator. All the aforementioned factors help in reducing the time and cost involved with conventional farm equipment, thus making autonomous farm equipment a better choice for farming operations.

Autonomous farm equipment is one of the most anticipated technologies in the field of mechanized farming. The technology has been evolving continuously, and manufacturers are engaged in introducing new and improved versions of autonomous equipment. The use of advanced electronics, robotics, and satellite location systems for guidance and navigation has enhanced the capabilities of modern farm equipment. This allows the operator to perform tasks related to the field without actually boarding the equipment or even staying present at the farm. Factors such as the high cost of autonomous systems and lack of awareness, accompanied by the higher availability of cheap labor in the developing regions of Asia Pacific and Latin America, pose hindrances to the overall growth of autonomous farm equipment. However, with the declining costs of electronic systems and efforts taken by manufacturers to spread awareness among consumers, they are expected to aid in overcoming the aforementioned issues during the forecast period of 2017 to 2025.

The report titled "Autonomous Farm Equipment Market: Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Landscape, 2017–2025" offers strategic insights into the global autonomous farm equipment market with a focus on the market's size and estimates for the duration of 2015–2025. The said research study covers an in-depth analysis of market segments based on type, product, and cross-sectional study across different geographies. The study covers the comparative analysis of each sub-segment for the years 2016–2025. The report also provides a prolific view of market dynamics, such as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

The report also includes competitive profiling of the leading autonomous farm equipment companies, their strategies, market positioning, and key developments to assist strategic decision-makers. Some of the major players profiled in the report include Agrobot, Energid, Clearpath Robotics, Autonomous Solutions, Wageningen UR, Agritronics, Kinze Manufacturing, Amazone-Bosch, AGCO Fendt, Rowboat, Robotic Harvesting, Jaybridge Robotics, Autonomous Tractor, Agrobotics AutoProbe, and Naio Technologies.

Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within autonomous farm equipment.
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on market growth
  • Market inclination insights and key trend analysis for the autonomous farm equipment market
  • in-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Trailing 2-year market size data (2015–2016)

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global autonomous farm equipment market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2017 to 2025, keeping in mind the above-mentioned factors.

The global autonomous farm equipment market is segmented, based on product, into the following categories:

  • Tractors
  • Harvesters
  • Others (trucks, weeding and thinning, spraying, etc.)

Autonomous tractors were one of the first pieces of autonomous farm equipment introduced and attributed to the largest share of the overall market segmented by product in 2016. Leading autonomous companies such as Agrobot, Agritronics, and Autonomous Solutions, among others, offer a range of autonomous tractors equipped with ultramodern robotics and state-of-the-art GPS navigation systems. The manufacturers are actively involved in the continuous improvement of autonomous tractors. Consequently, due to the features and utility offered by autonomous tractors, their demand is expected to rise consistently in the following years.

Autonomous harvesters trailed autonomous tractors in the overall autonomous farm equipment market as of 2016. Autonomous harvesters are very useful for the tedious work of harvesting with minimum human supervision. They also cover a larger area in less time compared to conventional harvesters. With consistent development and rising demand, the autonomous harvesters segment is poised to witness positive growth throughout the forecast period of 2017 to 2025.

The global autonomous farm equipment market is segmented, based on type, into the following categories:

  • Partially Autonomous
  • Fully Autonomous

At present, partially autonomous farm equipment dominates the overall autonomous farm equipment market with a significant market share of more than 75%. With the rise in the need for autonomous equipment to speed up farming activities with minimum human intervention, the demand for partially autonomous farm equipment is growing at a consistent rate. Big farm owners and cultivators have been adopting partially autonomous farm equipment to reduce their human labor and working hours. Owing to the features offered by partially autonomous farm equipment, the segment is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period of 2017–2025.

Fully autonomous farm equipment is still in its nascent stages and contributed minimally to the overall autonomous farm equipment market in 2016. With the rise in the need for fully autonomous farm equipment, there has been a rise in investments toward the deployment of completely independent equipment in the near future. Farm equipment companies, autonomous equipment manufacturers, and robotics experts are all contributing their combined efforts to develop the most sophisticated and efficient autonomous farm equipment. Despite the research, investments, and efforts taken to develop the technology, fully autonomous farm equipment is not expected to surpass partially autonomous farm equipment through the forecast period.

The global market for autonomous farm equipment has been segmented on the basis of geographical regions, as per the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • rest of North America
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • The Middle East and Africa
    • Latin America

As of 2016, North America dominated the overall autonomous farm equipment market in terms of revenue. Numerous companies, especially in the U.S., are committed to developing autonomous farm equipment. In addition, government agencies are involved in encouraging the use of advanced technology in agriculture in order to increase productivity. Technological awareness and the need for better cultivation are two of the many drivers promoting autonomous farm equipment in this region.

Europe trailed North America, in terms of revenue, in the overall autonomous farm equipment market in 2016. Vast cultivation and agricultural fields and limited human labor have compelled the nations in this region to adopt autonomous farm equipment for agricultural activities. In the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions, factors such as a lack of technological awareness and the availability of cheap labor have resulted in a lower adoption of autonomous farm equipment. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Autonomous Farm Equipment is expected to reach US$ 437.0 Mn in 2025.

The Autonomous Farm Equipment market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years,at 59%.

The report is forecasted from 2017-2025.

The base year of this report is 2016.

Agrobot,Energid,Clearpath Robotics,Autonomous Solutions,Wageningen UR are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Oct 2017
Category:  Automotive & Transportation
Report ID:   58739
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