John Deere Wraps up FinOvation Award

Cindy Zimmerman

nfms14-jd-fin1The Farm Industry News FinOvation Awards presented during the National Farm Machinery Show each year spotlight the key innovations of the previous year, as chosen by readers.

This year’s honorees included everything from an prototype autonomous tractor, to cloud computing, to a new tire made from soybeans. Bigger, higher capacity, gentler, more narrow, and super precise are some of the words used to describe the new innovations.

Among 2014 FinOvation award winners was the John Deere B Bale Wrap, and here is what FIN had to say about it:

jd-b-wrapNetwrap balers have been on the market for some time, but in 2013 John Deere rolled out an innovation that caught readers’ eyes. The B Wrap product is designed to protect bales better than standard netting and significantly reduces storage losses for bales left outside, without the need to wrap each individual bale. The innovative material keeps moisture out while allowing the bale to release moisture too.

Thanks to Farm Progress Executive Editor Frank Holdmeyer for sharing the shot of Deere’s Jeremy Unruh receiving the FinOvation award.

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