Philadelphia-based Burro announced a new partnership with Pacific Ag Rentals (PAR) in Salinas, California. The partnership will add autonomous Burro agricultural robots to PAR’s pool of equipment, says Burro. The autonomous agricultural robots will also remain available for sale directly through Burro or its network of distributors.

“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,” says Bartley Walker, CEO of PAR. “Our goal is to provide farmers with flexible options that work for them, affordably and conveniently. Bringing in Burro’s autonomous solutions as a rental option means our customers have access to the latest innovative equipment proven to improve their productivity, profitability and safety.”

Burro is one of the autonomous robots available for increased productivity in conventional production environments, the company says. According to Burro, the robot features patented Pop Up Autonomy, which means the technology is plug-and-play and works immediately out of the box. This allows anyone on a job site to be an operator with minimal training, the company adds.