The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers awarded John Deere for several innovative products at AE50, a celebration of the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products.
John Deere was recognized for the innovative designs of agriculture and golf and turf equipment including the L300 Series Large Square Baler, ExactEmerge Row Unit, MaxEmerge5 Row Unit, 2730 Combination Ripper, Quick Connect, CP20 Cotton Picker, CS690 Cotton Stripper, Platform Tilt Feederhouse, W260 Self-Propelled Windrower and 500R Rotary Platform, 645FD HydraFlex Draper Platform, 1910 Commodity Cart, 7400A TerrainCut Trim and Surrounds Mower and 8800A TerrainCut Rough Mower and Active Concave Isolation.
The AE50 Awards occur at ASABE's annual Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC), celebrating innovative product designs in the areas of agricultural, food, and biological systems. Products awarded at the event are also highlighted in a special issue of ASABE's Resource magazine. Many entries are submitted each year, of which an expert panel of engineers from around the world selects up to 50 products for recognition. The award-winning products are selected because of their highly innovative features, significant engineering advancements, and impact on the market served.
When reflecting on the John Deere golf products that were recognized, Tracy Lanier, John Deere Golf product manager, said, “When we designed the A Model line, we wanted to do more than just update the A models with a Final Tier 4 engine, we gathered extensive feedback from customers, drew on expertise from across the John Deere enterprise and evaluated where we could make improvements to our overall production process and machines. It’s this customer-driven approach to product design that inspired many of the advancements featured in the A Model line and we’re honored to be recognized.”
The AE50 awards highlight the role of new products and systems that bring advanced technology to the marketplace. These engineering developments help farmers, food processors and equipment manufacturers minimize costs while increasing quality and profits.