News Releases   November 29, 2016

John Deere 5G Series Tractors Receive Prestigious AE50 Award for 2016

Company's newest specialty crop utility tractor line honored for engineering excellence.

OLATHE, Kansas (November 29, 2016) – The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) awarded the John Deere 5G Series Tractors with an AE50 Award for 2016. The AE50 award highlights the year's most innovative designs in product engineering, as chosen by a panel of international engineering experts.

Introduced to the specialty crop markets in December 2015, the narrow and highly maneuverable John Deere 5G Series Tractors combine improved power, performance and productivity in often confined orchard and vine crop environments. Available in five models with 75, 90 or 100 engine horsepower and narrow 39- or 49.5-inch (99.06 or 125.73 cm) working widths, the 5G Tractors feature a tight turning radius, Economy PTO for improved engine efficiency and rear lift-hitch capacity up to 4,400 lbs. (1,995.8 kgs.)

"The 5G Series Tractors build on the success of our previous specialty crop utility tractors to provide the compact power solutions that grape, almond and other specialty crop producers demand," says Chris Lammie, product marketing manager for John Deere. "With optional Intelligent Power Management to deliver additional horsepower when needed, flexible transmission choices, and many other customer-focused features, the 5G is one of the first Final Tier 4 utility tractor lines available in the specialty crop segment."

The AE50 awards program is sponsored by the ASABE's magazine, Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World, to emphasize the role of new products and systems in bringing advanced technology to the marketplace. These engineering developments help farmers, food processors and equipment manufacturers cut costs, enhance quality and increase profits. This year's winners will be featured in the January/February 2017 issue of the publication. Additional details about the AE50 Awards can be found at www.asabe.org.

For more information about the five different models of John Deere 5G Series Tractors, contact your local dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.ca/ag.

About John Deere

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.ca.

Media Contact:
Maureen McCormack
Segment Manager, Media Relations
John Deere Ag and Turf Division
Phone: 919-804-2246
E-mail: McCormackMaureenA@JohnDeere.com

Editorial Contact:
Kelly Schwalbe, Sage Communications
Phone: 816-474-3166, ext. 31
E-mail: Kelly@sagebrandkc.com