Eight John Deere innovations have received a 2022 AE50 Award for their ability to equip farmers with powerful and intelligent technology to advance agricultural production.
Each year, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognises the 50 most innovative product-engineering designs in the food and agriculture industry with AE50 Awards, as chosen by international engineering experts. To be selected, winning products must help farmers and food processors to increase efficiency, enhance quality, improve safety, and increase profitability.
John Deere Australia/New Zealand Managing Director, Luke Chandler, said the awards reflected John Deere’s commitment to meeting farmers’ evolving needs and challenges with technological solutions to advance the industry.
“Innovation is central to everything we do and we invest heavily in research and development,” Mr Chandler said.
One of the award recipients was the MY22 9 Series tractors. The 9 Series is powered by an all-new John Deere PowerTech™ 13.6L engine which saves fuel and money for growers. The horsepower increases in the model range allow operators to get more done in less time.
They are packed with technology to enable greater precision. The Gen 4 4600 CommandCenterTM display has the option to have the Automation Activation 4.0. This allows operators to have an increased level of automation over and above auto steer, such as end turn automation and syncing with other machines in the paddock.
Also awarded was See & Spray™ Select, a targeted spray application that provides a similar hit rate to broadcast spraying while using an average 77% less herbicide. Based on an Australian development, the system targets green weeds in stubble or bare ground using camera technology to analyse the colour differences between growing plants and other matter.
The John Deere tractor and self-propelled ranges are the core products of our range and reliable workhorses for our farmers,” said Lindsay Crouch, Pringles Crouch Sales Manager/Director,
“These awards confirm and reinforce that John Deere equipment is continually evolving in response to the changing needs of farmers, and the need for them to become more efficient to maintain competitiveness”
Other John Deere innovations receiving a 2022 AE50 Award include:
- HDF Hinged Frame Flexible Cutterbar Draper – the new HDF draper front offers the unparalleled ability to harvest in rolling and uneven conditions with its flexible knife combined with the flexible frame. This allows growers to harvest more grain, and expand hard to harvest crops such as lentils, beans and peas into paddocks that are less suitable for hard to harvest crop. They are also easily configured to harvest standing crops such as cereals.
- C770 Cotton Harvesters – improvements to allow increased performance with less loss to give more efficiency at harvest.
- Quick Change Blades for ProSeries™ Openers – helps farmers save time and reduce labour costs on no-till air seeding tools.
- ExactRate™ Liquid Fertilizer System – integrated on 8RX tractors, this offers an additional 3785L of liquid fertiliser capacity on the tractor allowing customers to increase efficiency by covering more acres between fills.
- 1775NT Planter – increased sizes and capacity.
- W200 Series Self-Propelled Windrowers and Platforms – includes TouchSet in-cab push-button controls operators can use to adjust settings from inside the cab.
For more information on these equipment models contact your closest Pringles Crouch branch.