The company has been recognized for outstanding harvesting, product and technology innovations
John Deere displayed at the 2019 Agritechnica exposition in Hannover, Germany, its award-winning product innovations and showcased its Future Technology Zone: an exhibit highlighting advanced machine technology concepts that could drive future innovations in agriculture. The exhibit included nine R&D prototypes focused on automation, electrification and artificial intelligence.
The automation display focused on ways machines could perform certain operations in the field with minimal human assistance. The electrification portion focused on replacing mechanical and hydraulic components to make machines more efficient and productive while supporting emission-free farming and a reduced CO2 footprint. Artificial intelligence was the third and final concept displayed.
Prior to the exposition, John Deere was awarded one gold medal and three silver medals by the DLG (German Agricultural Society) jury for its latest machine technology innovations. The one and only Gold Medal was awarded for the new John Deere eAutoPower transmission, the first electro-mechanical power split transmission that makes tractor-implement electrification possible. Silver Medals were awarded to John Deere for innovations that:
- Provide a combine operator an unprecedented level of control over the machine’s feed rate.
- Improve the operation of a large square baler through intelligent control of the tractor’s transmission and a self-learning algorithm.
- Deliver an overall efficiency package for a large combine.
During the expo, John Deere showcased its newest 7R and 8 Family Tractors. In addition, John Deere has previewed an expansion to the top end of their model line-up with the all new X9 Combine and matching Draper.
The X9 combine achieves this performance increase in productivity and harvest efficiency through the widest body available, improved crop flow, an increase in active threshing and separation areas, and a larger cleaning shoe, all while maintaining a transport width below 11-1/2-feet (3.5 meters). All combined, these features allow for a very high throughput, very low losses, improved grain and straw quality, and address the needs of large farmers looking to maximize their productivity and profits.
The new Draper enables maximum throughput in small grains. A hinged frame offers unmatched ground following capabilities, with the widest wing range available, resulting in better ground following in contours and sloping terrain, delivering clean, even stubble height and straw distribution for better seed establishment and emergence for the following crop. Additionally, a deep belt with a specially designed grain saving surface puts more grain in the combine and reduce loss at the header. The new Draper is also compatible with S-Series Combines.
All models of the S-Series Combine family continue to be available, and keep providing leading solutions in automation, grain quality, capacity, productivity and a low cost of operation.
Source: John Deere