Driverless tractor invented by Sask. man unveiled at farm trade show

The remote operator checks on the driverless tractor after the implement is attached. (Jason Warick)

By Jason Warick, CBC News, July 19, 2017 

Inventor Norbert Beaujot still going strong at age 69

Dozens of farmers gasped and pointed Wednesday as they watched a tractor move around a field near Langham, Sask. — with no driver.

The tractor attached in seconds to a sprayer, then to a seeder and other equipment. Operator Owen Kinch steered it by remote control, at times while resting in a chair under an umbrella.

It’s the brainchild of Regina-area inventor Norbert Beaujot. He unveiled it to the large crowd this week at the Ag in Motion farm technology show north of Saskatoon. The next stop is Germany, host of the world’s largest agricultural exhibit.

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