The rapidly growing demand for fresh produce will lead to farming requiring a dramatic change in logistics if it’s going to be able to cater to the ever-increasing population. The Valtra Vertical Farming Tractor has been designed with both logistics and the rather incredible vertical farming firmly in mind.
The tractor is just part of a full eco-system that features a savvy drone logistic system and belt driven hydroponic system! The second of the two aforementioned elements is where the crops are grown; the scrolling belt is driven at one end, by the tractor, allowing for a speedy harvest that maximizes efficiency.
The drone logistics system seamlessly transports the harvested crops, that are rapidly collected by the tractor, out of the way and ready for shipment! This error-free method of logistics allows the tractor to continuously harvest without interruption! And let’s be honest, if this is what the future of farming looks likes… then it sure looks good!
Designers: Jack Donald Morris, Alireza Saeeidi & Benjamin Miller
This project was submitted to the Valtra Design challenge 2018. The jury selected it for the first prize because of its holistic and new farming approach. It addresses the current and future problem of a sustainable food source. The concept proved advanced yet with still a high development potential.