Kuhn announced at an international press meeting in July that it will premiere its Karl autonomous field robot at Agritechnica. Journalists were told that there would be no technical information or photographs until the show.
The technical details remain under wraps, but the company has just released a sneak preview in the form of a few teaser images and a six-second video. This picture is a screenshot taken from it.
The exhaust clearly highlights it is fitted with an internal combustion engine, and our colleagues at Mechaman.nl reckon that Karl has a power output of at least 90hp and a rear linkage that can lift 1.8t.
An orange cable comes out of the rear of Karl, and what looks like another one leads to the top of the track drive unit. Could Karl be a diesel-electric hybrid, with the diesel engine mated to a generator?
It remains to be seen if the rubber tracks and PTO are powered electrically and whether Karl is able to power an electric implement. We do not have to wait long to find out because Agritechnica is just a few weeks away.