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FNS Photo by Mikkel Pates The workshops in the Autonomous Tractor Co. research facility at St. Michael, Minn., are busy June 24 with a variety of projects. Some are welding parts for the grain transport, which has to be done by late July for a fair. Others are working on electronics. Some are volunteers, retired from related professions in their 70s, working for expenses.

Autonomous implement firm has futuristic plans

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ST. MICHAEL, MINN. -- The developer of a so-called "autonomous tractor" said people all over the world are coming to see it. But he said the concept is changing.

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Terry M. Anderson and his Autonomous Tractor Co. are presenting the Spirit Tractor as a diesel, electric-power "platform," fitted with various tools to become an "autonomous implement" that doesn't require a driver on board.

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