LPK Design Team: Paul Olvera, Daniel Yee (USA)
DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK
With a blueprint of the future farm, and a sharper understanding of its leader, we were finally able to answer the question: what does the tractor look like? In a word: modular. Whereas today’s farmers access different tractors for different tasks—dependent on horsepower—the 2040 farmer will use a single piece of machinery to approach any and every task. Knowing these farmers will enter the field with varying levels of experience, the Valtra FarmHand™ is designed to “grow with you,” starting with its core pieces—a set of wheels and connecting arms with power cells—and advancing to larger, more complex systems based on task, condition and skill level.
Not only does AI bring new intelligence and capability to the FarmHand’s many components, it serves as a common thread across usage, creating fluidity between farming tasks—be it tilling or harvesting. What results is a sleek and versatile tractor that elevates efficiency, emits greater force and maintains authentic intimacy between man, machine and Mother Earth.