The 7400A TerrainCut™ Trim and Surrounds Mower and 8800A TerrainCut™ Rough Mower were recognized for their innovative design through the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ AE50 Awards. It is the fourth time that John Deere Golf products have earned recognition through the awards.
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has awarded John Deere’s 7400A TerrainCut™ Trim and Surrounds Mower and 8800A TerrainCut™ Rough Mower with AE50 Awards, as part of the organization’s annual celebration of the most innovative designs in engineering products, as chosen by a panel of international engineering experts.
The AE50 awards program is sponsored by the ASABE’s publication, Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World, to emphasize the role of new products and systems in bringing advanced technology to the marketplace, and to showcase how engineering developments can help equipment manufacturers and users cut costs, enhance quality and increase profits.
The latest recognition, which marks the fourth time John Deere golf products have earned AE50 Awards, comes after Deere’s A Model Fairway, Rough Trim and Surrounds mowers were introduced at the Golf Industry Show in February 2014, as part of one of the largest product launches in John Deere Golf’s history.
The 7400A and 8800A TerrainCut mowers feature the new TechControl display to enable more precise control of results, LoadMatch™ to maintain cut quality in long, lush conditions, internal wet-disk brakes, and eHydro traction pumps for superior hill-climbing.
“When we designed the A Model line, we wanted to do more than just update the A models with a Final Tier 4 engine,” said Tracy Lanier, Product Manager, John Deere Golf. “We gathered extensive feedback from customers, drew on expertise from across the John Deere enterprise, and evaluated where we could make improvements to our overall production process and machines.
“It’s this customer-driven approach to product design that inspired many of the advancements featured in the A Model line, and we’re honored to be recognized,” Lanier added. “All features were designed with customers in mind, including operator productivity, serviceability and innovations that meet best-in-class standards.”
Each piece of equipment in the A Model line is assembled using an advanced assembly process at John Deere’s Turf Care facility in Fuquay Varina, N.C. The new production line incorporates advanced manufacturing technologies, such as vision systems and digital torque tools, to provide consistent quality during the building of each A Model mower.