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More show awards for John Deere R&D

More show awards for John Deere R&D

Following three gold and 10 silver medal awards at Agritechnica 2015, numerous John Deere innovations have also been recognised at this month’s FIMA fair in Zaragoza, Spain and the Fieragricola 2016 event in Verona, Italy.

 The technical committee of the FIMA fair has classified three John Deere systems as outstanding innovations and rated seven concepts as technical innovations, while another system received a special mention. In addition, the Fieragricola jury classified four John Deere innovations as outstanding technical solutions.

 “The number of FIMA and Fieragricola awards reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to research and development,” said Chris Wigger, John Deere’s Region 2 vice-president sales & marketing. “Following our series of gold and silver medals at Agritechnica 2015, these latest awards confirm that we are a true innovation leader in our industry.

 “These innovations will help producers to enhance their equipment performance, improve machine uptime and reduce their operating costs,” Wigger added. “They will also help us to expand our large arable and contractor customer base. We remain fully committed to our policy of system openness and the integration of data captured on machines and with systems from other manufacturers.”

John Deere innovations are the result of collaboration between the company’s product engineering departments and its worldwide network of technology innovation centres, including the John Deere European Technology Innovation Centre (ETIC) in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and affiliated research partners.

In 2015, John Deere spent US$1.425 billion on research and development enterprise-wide, ie 5.1 per cent of the company’s equipment sales.

 Innovation Awards - FIMA 2016

 Outstanding Innovations 

John Deere EZ Ballast

 

Flexible system to quickly link a 1.7-tonne ballast weight to the bottom of the tractor chassis, from the operator cab.

Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive

 

System to automatically optimise the distribution of traction force on tractors equipped with four-wheel drive.

John Deere ProCut

 

System which monitors the clearance between the knives and the shearbar of a self-propelled forage harvester’s chopping unit, on-the-go.

 

 Technical Innovations 

John Deere Active Yield

 

The Active Yield system automates the time consuming calibration steps required to measure crop yields.

DynaFlo Plus/

Active Concave Isolation

 

The DynaFlo Plus cleaning system on W and T-Series combines represents a new generation of cleaning shoe. Active concave isolation helps to prevent damage from the build-up of material in the rotors of S-Series combines.

John Deere ExactEmerge

 

John Deere’s ExactEmerge high performance planter provides new levels of accuracy at planting speeds of up to 10mph (16kph) and higher.

MyJobsManager/

MyLogistics

 

MyJobsManager is the basis for a suite of mobile apps (iOS & Android) designed to simplify and automate the entire job and data management of the digital and mobile office.

MyLogistics is designed to optimise the operational logistics of interacting machines (regardless of make & model), eg during forage harvesting, manure spreading etc.

John Deere Stone Detection

 

John Deere Stone Detection is a new feature on self-propelled forage harvesters that helps to prevent damage from stones and foreign objects at an early stage.

Ultra-Lightweight Carbon Fibre Boom

 

John Deere’s ultra-lightweight high-performance sprayer boom for self-propelled sprayers uses an innovative carbon fibre design. The carbon fibre material is around 5.5 times stronger than steel, while considerably lighter than either steel or aluminium spray boom designs.

AutoTrac Vision

 

The innovative AutoTrac Vision hybrid steering system optimises the sprayer operation in well-established crops (eg maize) by continuously merging two data streams, ie a GPS correctional signal and the available image data that has been recorded by an onboard camera system.

 

Special Mention 

John Deere 3600

3D Camera System

 

Partner:

Continental

 

3D camera system to monitor the immediate periphery of a machine: display of up to six different types of view to enhance the operator’s visibility on tractors and harvesting machinery by providing a 360° degree surround view; helps to facilitate manoeuvring in tight spots.

 

Innovation Awards – Fieragricola 2016

Three Stars (Gold Medals) 

Active Fill Control Sync

 

Innovative solution for silage harvesting. By integrating the forager’s ‘intelligent’ spout control and the real-time synchronisation of transport vehicles with the forager, drivers can be relieved of stress.

John Deere iTEC AutoLearn

 

The world’s first self-learning headland management tool for a tractor. The headland management system automatically records all handling steps activated by the driver and saves useful commands to propose their re-use on the next suitable occasion.

 

Two Stars (Silver Medals) 

Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive

 

System to automatically optimise the distribution of traction force on tractors equipped with four-wheel drive.

John Deere ProCut

 

System which monitors the clearance between the knives and the shearbar of a self-propelled forage harvester’s chopping unit, on-the-go.