The ADS is an automated deployment system for planting NRU 1CTM nodes “true vertical” into the ground, that are consistently well coupled and guided by high precision GPS navigation. The ADS allows the deployment of 160 nodes (before reloading) with no touch required from an operator. The system is computer controlled with diesel hydraulic power and electronic actuators, allowing a single operator to drive and control the deployment of NRUs at pre-programmed receiver locations. QC features monitor nodal performance (via Bluetooth) and verify the quality of the NRU plant.


Hydraulic Power
• Hatz air-cooled Diesel Engine (13.7 HP @3000rpm)
• Load-sensing, pressure compensated axial piston pump, high-pressure filter, proportional control DCV, control manifold, 11.5 gal reservoir (approx. 13.5 hours runtime between fueling)

• 130” long x 80” wide x 82” high
• 2500-2750 lbs.
Power of Punch
• 62.5 ft-lbs per hammer blow (2550 BPM) with integrated rotation capability
• System cycle <20 seconds
Battery Life
• Engine driven alternator producing 14V and approximately 16A @3000rpm (engine speed)
Fully integrated standalone solution
• No external power/interface needed to function
• Towable by any capable utility vehicle

• Intuitive, easy to use controls
Ground pressure: (@2750lbs GVW)
• 0” compaction: 3.895psi
• ¼” compaction: 3.283psi
• ½” compaction: 3.012psi
• ¾” compaction: 2.806psi
• 1” compaction: 2.394psi
• Also compatible with typical high flotation tires
Node Angle
• Full range of freedom from true vertical to 15° off axis in 360° orientation

• High-strength, low-alloy powder coated tubular frame
• Spill containment for HPU, fuel reservoir, hydraulic reservoir
• Ruggedized components with touch-screen operator controls

NRU Capacity
• Capacity for 160+ nodes between reloading