News Releases   October 18, 2017

John Deere Quiktrak™ Now Available With The MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® TURF Airless Radial Tire

CARY, N.C. (Oct. 18, 2017) – John Deere today announces the availability of the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® TURF Airless Radial Tire for the R Series QuikTrak™ stand-on mowers. Building upon the popularity of the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF product for zero-turn mowers, the airless radial tire is now available for purchase with a 2018 John Deere R Series QuikTrak mower, or as a standalone parts purchase. With the addition of the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF product on a stand-on machine, professional landscape contractors will experience increased uptime that is virtually maintenance free, positively improving their bottomlines.

"Since first launching in 2014, the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF Airless Radial Tire has been extremely popular with our customers, providing a solution that helps them to reduce downtime due to tire maintenance," said Carl Agee, product manager, John Deere. "By expanding this technology to our QuikTrak line, we are now able to offer our stand-on mower customers increased uptime by eliminating flats."

The MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF product offers customers a variety of benefits. Because it is an airless radial tire, the product eliminates flats, improving uptime. Additionally the cost of repairs and maintenance is reduced, positively impacting the business's bottomline.

With the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF Airless Radial Tire, professional landscaper contractors no longer need to spend time checking and optimizing tire pressure, as no air is required. In addition to the resulting productivity benefits, the product provides a more consistent height of cut, as there is no fluctuating tire pressure. With the use of the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF product, professional landscape contractors can also expect a longer tire life, as it lasts two to three times longer than a pneumatic tire with equal tread depth.

The MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF Airless Radial Tire for QuikTrak stand-on mowers will be available for purchase in 2018 from John Deere dealers. Those attending 2017 GIE+EXPO in Louisville, K.Y., can learn more about the product by visiting John Deere booth #1110, or they can take a QuikTrak equipped with the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF product for a spin at the outdoor John Deere booth #7834-D.

For more information about the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF Airless Radial Tire, as well as the full line of John Deere commercial mowing equipment, please visit www.JohnDeere.ca.

Deere & Company (www.JohnDeere.com) (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.

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