Yanmar Agribusiness has unveiled an electric drive compact agricultural machine designed to achieve zero emissions in the industry. The machine, called the e-X1 concept, can accommodate various implements such as rotary tillers and grass cutters at the front and rear, enabling tasks like weeding, snow removal, and cultivating.
With no driver’s seat, the machine guarantees operator safety during agricultural tasks through remote control. Yanmar opted for crawlers instead of wheels to ensure stable operation on slopes and uneven terrain, and the company is considering the incorporation of autonomous driving features.
Yanmar plans to initiate market monitoring in 2025 and actively progress toward mass-production through rigorous design and testing, with the goal of contributing to the decarbonization of the agricultural sector.
Within the Osaka, Japan-based company, the Yanmar Green Challenge 2050 initiative is driving efforts toward realizing a sustainable society. Electric agricultural machines not only offer environmental performance but also the superior quietness and environmental friendliness of electric motors, promising improved working conditions for nighttime, suburban farming, and operations within greenhouses. Yanmar AG has unveiled a prototype of a small electric agricultural machine at a stakeholder event, with a view to commencing market monitoring by 2025.
Dating back more than 100 years, Yanmar was a pioneer in diesel engine technology and today is a global innovator in a wide range of industrial equipment, from small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine, to machine tools, and components