Deere Combines and Cotton Harvesters Receive Ag Engineering Award
John Deere grain and cotton harvesting equipment have been honored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) with the AE50 Award for 2018. The AE50 Award highlights the year’s most innovative product-engineering designs in the food and agriculture industry, as chosen by a panel of international engineering experts.
The John Deere S700 Series Combine was recognized for its significant innovations in “smart” technology, improved operator comfort and data capabilities for more efficient grain harvesting, said Matt Badding, John Deere marketing manager for harvesting equipment.
“The S700 Combines integrate new technologies that optimize and automate grain harvesting, making it easier, faster and more efficient for the operator,” Badding said. “By automating more adjustment and calibration tasks, we’ve enhanced the operational intelligence of these machines while improving overall durability and productivity, based on each customer’s crop and field conditions.”
In addition, the CP690 Cotton Picker and CS690 Cotton Stripper were recognized for innovations in precision cotton-harvesting technologies that include moisture sensing, round module weighing, Harvest Identification, Cotton Pro and John Deere Operations Center Field Analyzer.
“This is the first time onboard moisture-sensing and round-module weighing technologies are factory integrated into a cotton harvester to provide real-time data that corresponds to cotton quality,” Badding explained. “These features help cotton producers to preserve lint and seed quality while optimizing their overall production system to maximize yields and profits.”
For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.
The One Team One Goal initiative restructures the commercial organization to create a cohesive and coordinated field organization to grow AGCO dealers’ machinery and aftersales business. AGCO Field support team members are now regionally aligned to create a consistent approach and interface with AGCO dealers and customers, and increase the quality of technical support to them.
The transition to the new infrastructure is expected to be completed by Feb. 1, 2018, and dealers and customers will experience no interruption in service.
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Brandt Product Finder App
Brandt, a leading manufacturer of specialty products for the agriculture market, has released a product finder mobile app, available for iOS and Android. The Brandt Product Finder app will give users the ability to search and mine Brandt’s entire portfolio of U.S. agriculture products.
Each Brandt product will feature a label, safety data sheet and brochure. Users will be able to save documents for quick retrieval and offline viewing by adding them to their “library.” There are more than 300 products in the Brandt portfolio.
“As information becomes more necessary on-the-go, our goal is to provide access to product information wherever you are and whenever you need it,” said Karl Barnhart, Brandt Chief Marketing Officer. “For example, if you’re in the middle of a field getting ready to apply product, you have application rates and mixing information at your fingertips. And if you’ve saved the information in your library, you won’t even need internet access.”
The Brandt Product Finder app includes a smart search feature so users can quickly find the exact product they are looking for. In addition, there is an easy-to-use filtering system based on product category, type and formulation.
Users will also be able to find contact information for local Brandt sales reps. Future enhancements include additional tools for purchasing.
The Brandt Product Finder app can be downloaded, free, by searching “Brandt Product Finder” in the App Store and Google Play Store. For more information, visit Brandt on the web at www.Brandt.com.