Mantis Ag Technology SmartThinner

The automated Smart Thinner augments traditional thinning solutions, enabling agronomists and ranch managers to select and maintain net spacing while delivering application accuracy and reliability.

Thins an average of 15 acres per day with a one-person crew

Collects real-time data like plant size, spacing, stand percentage and acres thinned during operation 

Utilizes second bank of nozzles for concurrent thinning and beneficial applications

Reduces personnel in the field, limiting contact with lettuce plants and food safety risks

Reconfigures in minutes for field layout changes, up to eight seed lines per bed

Limits soil disturbance and plant contact by eliminating ground-engaging components

Product Specs

Mantis ST 380

  • 3×80 Model
  • Folded Dimensions: 116″H x 110″W x 80″D
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 78″H x 240″W x 80″D
  • Weighs 3500 lbs.
  • Tractor Requirements:
    • Electrical (Alternator Rating): 200A
    • 3 Point Capacity: CAT II
    • Hydraulic Pump Flow Rate: 20gpm

Mantis ST 440

  • 4×40 Model
  • Folded Dimensions: 100″H x 110″W x 80″D
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 78″H x 148″W x 80″D
  • Weighs 2500 lbs.
  • Tractor Requirements:
    • Electrical (Alternator Rating): 120A
    • 3 Point Capacity: CAT II
    • Hydraulic Pump Flow Rate: 15gpm

When we first started using the Mantis Smart Thinner, the impact of the labor shortage had not hit us yet, but the writing was on the wall. So we got the machine out into our fields to get ahead of the curve while we still had labor to back us up as we learned the system. There’s always apprehension about technology like this. But the Mantis team proved itself, took the fear out of it being totally new technology and provided the support we needed to be comfortable integrating the Smart Thinner into our operation. It’s a team effort that helps augment our labor.

Mark Mason

Huntington Farms

Let Us Do the Work for You

We’re proud of our competitive pricing, in-field performance and productivity. But we understand a new piece of equipment is an investment and creates a new learning curve for all management teams and operations. That’s why we value the trust that our growers put in us to do the job for them. The Mantis team takes innovation to the next level. Our team surveys fields before and after each operation to precisely calibrate the Smart Thinner while working alongside your team during the thinning process to achieve targeted results and consistent, high-quality performance.

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If you’re ready for more efficiency and control, our robust portfolio of smart products, supporting services and technology are ready to enable you to make better decisions in your time-sensitive field operations. Putting Mantis in your fields makes farming a little bit easier. And that’s just smart.