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Burro partners with Pacific Ag Rentals

The collaboration will increase access to the Burro robots across the United States.

Todd Fitchette, Associate Editor

June 23, 2023

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Burro robot
Burro, the robotic platform that is revolutionizing field labor work, will now be available for rent through Pacific Ag Rentals through a partnership between the two companies. Delivery of the Burro robot will be available anywhere in the U.S. The robot continues to be available for sale through Burro or its network of distributors.Todd Fitchette

Burro and Pacific Ag Rentals announced a partnership to provide the robotic platforms as part of PAR’s equipment rentals. The collaboration will increase access to the Burro robots across the United States.

Burro is the autonomous robotic platform that is revolutionizing field work with farm workers. It improves field efficiencies in a variety of crops and nursery settings.

The Burro platform features pop up autonomy, meaning the technology is plug-and play. It works immediately out of the box, allowing users to almost immediately begin working with the system with minimal training.

The robotic system uses cameras, high precision GPS, and artificial intelligence to move around a job site while carrying harvested produce or pulling trailers with plants around a nursery.

“Because our technology is designed to be plug-and-play, farmers everywhere can integrate Burros into their operations seamlessly with a high ROI,” said Charlie Andersen, CEO, Burro, in a prepared statement.

“Our goal is to increase access to this transformative technology anywhere needed in the ag industry. We are proud of our new partnership with PAR, which allows us to offer Burro rentals in addition to our existing purchasing options.”

Bartley Walker, chief executive officer of PAR, likewise praised the move.

“The decision to lease farm equipment instead of purchasing it makes a lot of sense for farmers who want the flexibility to quickly augment operations with new technology,” Walker said in a prepared statement. “Our goal is to provide farmers with flexible options that work for them, affordably and conveniently”

Pacific Ag Rentals is a farmer owned tractor rental company, headquartered in Salinas, California, with branches in Colusa, Fall River Mills, Stockton, Brawley, Bakersfield, Five Points, as well as Yuma, Arizona, and Pelham, Georgia.

Burro is a Philadelphia, Pa.-based company with a stated mission to “solve the labor problem facing farmers by making robots like ‘Wall-E’ a reality.”

About the Author(s)

Todd Fitchette

Associate Editor, Western Farm Press

Todd Fitchette, associate editor with Western Farm Press, spent much of his journalism career covering agriculture in California and the western United States. Aside from reporting about issues related to farm production, environmental regulations and legislative matters, he has extensive experience covering the dairy industry, western water issues and politics. His journalistic experience includes local daily and weekly newspapers, where he was recognized early in his career as an award-winning news photographer.

Fitchette is US Army veteran and a graduate of California State University, Chico. 

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