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Ag Drones Reaching New Heights

XAG's P-100 Pro Covers 500 Acres Per Day 

By Ryan Ridley
Farms.com

Farms.com spoke with Nathan Stein, Co-Founder of Pegasus Robotics about the company’s offerings of XAG drones. 

These drones provide farmers with unparalleled capabilities in precision crop management and efficient operations. The XAG P-100 Pro drones, exclusively distributed by Pegasus Robotics in the US and Canada, boast impressive features. 

With a carrying capacity of up to 110 lbs (50 kg) in their dry hopper and a flying speed of 31 miles per hour (50 km per hour) when dispensing product, the XAG drones cover vast acres in a single day. 

The drone’s wet tank, the largest in the market at 13.5 gallons (50 l), ensures extended flight durations and increased operational efficiency. 

Stein said that a farmer can expect to cover 50 acres an hour, or up to 500 acres per day when using the drones to apply product. 

He explained that the drones are equipped with rotary atomizer applicators – a little bit different than most people are used to. But the atomizer applicators allow the XAG drones to deliver precise product dispersion, maximizing the effectiveness of crop treatments while minimizing chemical usage. 

The drones' compatibility with imaging solutions and mapping software further enhances its utility, allowing farmers to generate field maps and plan routes with ease. 

A unique feature of the XAG drones is its automated mixing station with MixMate, which Stein says ensures accurate chemical application and maintaining batch quality throughout operations. 

With the ability to fill a drone in just 44 seconds and recharge batteries in approximately 10 minutes, the XAG drones offer unmatched efficiency and uptime in the field. 

Batteries are easily changed too. The trailer has a diesel generator to charge the batteries in water–yes that is correct–in water. It is a unique feature of the XAG that the batters are charged in water, and it only takes about 10 minutes and makes the batteries long-lasting.  

Pegasus Robotics provides comprehensive support for XAG drones as well, including dealer distribution and technical assistance, ensuring farmers can maximize the benefits of this advanced technology. 

Stein says they are looking for new dealers if anyone is interested. 

As a leader in aerial agriculture solutions, Pegasus Robotics continues to innovate and expand its product offerings to meet the evolving needs of modern farmers. 

Watch the video below to learn more about this unique drone system. 




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