Last week, John Deere participated in the 2019 Agritechnica exposition, which took place from November 10 – 16 in Hanover, Germany. In addition to featuring products such as FarmSight Services and HarvestLab 3000, the company showcased its Future Technology Zone, an exhibit highlighting advanced machine technology concepts that are designed to drive future innovations in the ag industry. Nine R&D prototypes were on display, focusing on automation, electrification, and artificial intelligence.
The automation display showed various ways that machines can potentially perform operations out in the field without human intervention. The electrification display exhibited how mechanical and hydraulic components can make machinery more efficient and productive with a reduced CO2 footprint. Artificial intelligence was the third and final concept that was on display, showing onlookers how machines can act and behave similarly to humans.
Prior to the exposition, Deere was awarded one gold medal and three silver medals by the German Agricultural Society jury for its latest innovations. The gold medal went to Deere for its eAutoPower transmission. The silver medals were given to Deere for providing a combine operator with an unprecedented level of control over the machine’s feed rate; improving the operation of a large square baler through intelligent control of the tractor’s transmission and a self-learning algorithm; and delivering an efficiency package for a large combine.
In addition to showcasing its 7R and 8 Family Tractors at the event, John Deere also revealed its all-new X9 Combine and Draper for the very first time. This combine is designed to increase harvest efficiency with the widest body available and a larger cleaning shoe. The new Draper, which can also be compatible with S-Series Combines, features a hinged frame and a deep belt for maximum grain saving capabilities. When combined, these two pieces of equipment can address the needs of farmers looking to maximize both profits and overall productivity.
For more information on any of the machinery seen at the 2019 Agritechnica exposition, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com.