News Releases   November 29, 2016

John Deere Golf Product Wins AE50 Award

Innovation and design excellence of the 9009A TerrainCut™ Rotary Rough Mower makes it a winner among competitors

CARY, North Carolina (November 29, 2016) The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) awarded the John Deere 9009A TerrainCut™ Rotary Rough Mower with an AE50 Award. AE50 celebrates the year's most innovative designs in engineering products, as chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. This is the second consecutive AE50 win for the John Deere A Model Family of Fairway, Rough and Trim & Surrounds Mowers.

Launched in early 2016, the John Deere 9009A maximizes both productivity and cut quality while giving turf managers more control of performance on the course. Its five-gang, 27-inch (68.58 cm) independent rotary deck mower with a 9-foot (2.7 m) cutting width provides all-day productivity, which is needed for golf course rough mowing.

"The 9009A was designed with our customer's needs for productivity and cut quality in mind," said Tracy Lanier, Manager, Product Marketing, John Deere Golf. "It's this customer-driven approach to product design that inspired many of the advancements featured in this machine and the entire A Model line, and we're honored to be recognized."

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. 2016 is the fifth time John Deere golf products have been recognized in the AE50. 2017 winners will be featured in the January/February issue of the publication. Additional details about the AE50 Awards can be found at www.asabe.org.

For more information about the John Deere 9009A TerrainCut™ Rotary Rough Mower, contact your local dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.ca/Golf.

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
2000 John Deere Run
Cary, NC 27513
Phone: 919-804-2246
E-mail: McCormackMaureenA@JohnDeere.com

Editorial Contact:
Caitlin Haskins, IMRE
Phone: 410-821-8220
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