JOHN DEERE 5R SERIES TRACTORS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS AE50 AWARD FOR 2018
Jan. 15, 2018
Source: John Deere news release
Olathe, Kansas - John Deere 5R Series Tractors have received the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' (ASABE) AE50 Award for 2018. The AE50 Award recognizes innovative designs in product engineering as selected by a panel of international engineering experts.
Introduced in 2017, 5R Series Tractors leverage existing technologies normally found in large tractors and feature four models ranging from 90- to 125-engine horsepower.
"John Deere engineers designed tractor features to provide customers with unrivaled maneuverability, an easy-to-use transmission, increased visibility, loader integration and operator comfort," said Nick Weinrich, product marketing manager for Deere.
A 7.4-foot (2.25 m) wheelbase, paired with a 60-degree steering angle, provides a tight turning radius of 12.1 feet (3.68 m). "For customers working in confined areas such as barns, this is a big improvement because they can more easily maneuver the tractor while increasing their productivity," said Weinrich.