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The CD-2 had three large soil tiller arms and durasteel Harvester blades. Large, profiled tires made it suitable for most terrains. The soil tiller arms could overturn even the most dried-up soil and make it into soft, fertile ground. Beneath these arms were a set of primitive optical sensors capable of inspecting the land in front of the droid to see whether the grain was ready for harvest. Grain harvested by the blades was drawn into an intake shaft, cleaned and separated, and then bundled in internal load-carriers for later transportation into a silo. The CD-2 was too large for some jobs, so the CSA built a smaller version that came to be known as the HD-234-C.
A large, but simple droid, the CD-2 was known for its durability and versatility in the field. It was an efficient machine capable of ploughing, sowing, sprinkling, fertilizing, irrigating and harvesting. Fully automated and equipped with replaceable parts, the CD-2 needed little maintenance or supervision. Mechanics gained access to the droid by a small ladder on the droids side.
Because of the primitive nature of its systems, it could not react safely to unexpected events, such as a person walking in front of the harvesting blades, often leading to commercial accidents. The CD-2 could therefore be shut down with the use of a remote control.
- Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook
- The Essential Guide to Droids
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 31 (HAR1-2, CD-2 Harvester Droid)