On April 27, 2022, the Lodi winegrowing community gathered to watch a demonstration of the mini GUSS (gussag.com/mini-guss/), a California-made 4WD autonomous air blast sprayer designed for vineyards by GUSS Automation in Kingsburg, CA. A combination of GPS, LiDAR, sensors, and software guide the driverless mini GUSS safely and efficiently through vineyards. A single employee can monitor up to 8 mini GUSS sprayers at a time. It’s truly a spectacle to watch! Thanks to LWC Board Member Jason Eells of Mettler Family Vineyards and Arbor Vineyards for hosting this demonstration.
The video below shows the impressive turn radius of the mini GUSS.