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Largest, Most Significant Launch of New Ag Equipment from John Deere

Lineup includes new combines, larger corn heads, platforms, and tractors for more productivity in the field.

LENEXA, Kansas – (August 25, 2011) – John Deere today completed the public unveiling of its new ag equipment for 2012 as part of the largest, most significant product introduction in the company's 174-year history. Significant improvements in power, comfort, and performance are the hallmarks of the new machines including the S-Series Combines with larger corn heads and platforms; high-horsepower 4WD and track 9R/9RT Tractors; 6R Series row-crop tractors and 5 Series utility and specialty tractors.


According to Barry Nelson, manager of media relations for John Deere Ag and Turf Division, these products greatly extend the company's broad portfolio of equipment products for use in all types of farming, livestock and specialty crop operations, as well as for commercial and property maintenance businesses.


"Across the board, we've increased the power and added many features to our new equipment that will make customers even more productive, wherever these machines are used," Nelson says. "This is the strongest lineup of new ag products ever from John Deere."


In addition to new John Deere combines, headers and tractors, the company recently introduced its new 7R Series Tractors for the row-crop market; its largest, most advanced self-propelled 4940 Sprayer with 1,200-gal. solution tank, 120-ft. booms, and advanced loading and application technologies; and revolutionary Triple-Mounted Mower-Conditioner that cuts a swath more than 28 feet wide.


These are the most innovative, technologically integrated, and productive farm machines we've ever designed," adds Nelson. "Plus, all John Deere products are built for years of reliable, dependable service and backed by our extensive dealer network for professional in-field service and maintenance."


For more information on the entire lineup of new John Deere grain harvesting equipment, tractors, sprayers and more, see your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com.


John Deere (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.com.

Media Contact:
Barry E. Nelson
Manager, Media Relations
John Deere Ag and Turf Division

10789 S. Ridgeview Road

Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: 913-310-8324
E-mail: NelsonBarryE@JohnDeere.com

Editorial Contact
Kelly Schwalbe, BCS Communications
Phone: 816-474-3166, ext. 31
Email: kelly@bcsthinktank.com

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