John Deere has recently revealed its new ExactShot™ planting technology and a new electric excavator, two new technologies designed to help its customers enhance productivity and sustainability. The debut occurred at CES 2023, where John Deere Chairman and CEO John May delivered the keynote address.
The goal of ExactShot™ is to give farmers more precision during fertilizer application. Using this technology, agricultural producers can reduce the amount of fertilizer required during the planting process by up to 60 percent. Using sensors and robotics, the solution places fertilizer directly onto seeds while they are being planted, reducing fertilizer waste and potentially even fertilizer runoff into waterways. Across corn crops in the U.S. alone, ExactShot™ has the potential to save more than 93 million gallons of starter fertilizer every year.
The electric excavator revealed by Deere is powered by a Kreisel battery — Deere acquired a majority stake in Kreisel Electric, which specializes in state-of-the-art battery technology. Kreisel’s immersion cooling design enhances safety, improves performance, and extends the lifespan of battery-powered equipment. By using the electric excavator, construction industry workers will be able to reduce noise pollution while creating fewer emissions and retaining the power and durability they need to get the job done.
“Everything we do at John Deere is focused on real purpose and real impact,” said Jahmy Hindman, CTO at John Deere. “This means we’re developing technology that enables our customers to provide the food, fuel, fiber and infrastructure that our growing global population needs.”