INTRODUCING HITCHAutonomous Farm Robots for Cannabis and Produce
As a first mover in the Cannabis market, Hitch, will allow farmers to do more work with less, increasing labor productivity by 40% yields $8.0 billion in additional revenue to growers.
Hitch will allow farmers to do more work with less, increasing labor productivity by 40% yields $8.0 billion in additional revenue to growers.
A 10-year decline in farm labor has cost the US economy $3.1 Billion annually in crop production.
A 10-year decline in farm labor has cost the US economy $3.1 billion annually in crop production. Increasing labor productivity by 30% would yield $1.7 Billion in savings to CA farmers alone.
Autonomous vehicles effectively navigating farms and transporting fruit will be our 1st step toward 100% robotic farming.
Pulled and powered by our autonomous vehicles, we’ll create additional robotics to identify and pick ripe produce and fill bins for transport to the farm.
Full fleet connectivity will be operated through a lightweight, solar powered trailer with automated battery swaps.
Direct labor costs ~45% of the total revenue generated from lawn mowing. Graze eliminates 50% or more of the labor costs and 100% of the fuel costs.
Machine learning and computer vision will allow Graze to map job sites, plan and execute mowing paths, avoid obstacles (i.e. trees, people), and collect and apply data to further optimize for precision and efficiency.
Graze mowers are electric with boosted run times from solar panels. Customers will save significantly on fuel and maintenance costs, and will be able to operate effectively and quietly at night.
"Lack of labor is a barrier to growth in the landscape industry. Effective autonomous mowers would allow LandCare to reallocate team resources to spend more time on other landscaping services. The anticipated results being higher margins, improved overall job quality, and higher customer satisfaction & retention.”
#7 largest US Commercial Landscaping Company
$160M Gross Revenue, 2018
1 of 2 Corporate Partners of Graze