Deere & Company will be partnering with King Agro to develop and distribute carbon fiber booms. Deere chose King Agro, a world leader in carbon fiber application, because of its 22 years of innovative experience.
“We believe our collaboration with King Agro demonstrates Deere’s commitment to this innovative technology,” says Aaron Wetzel, vice president, Crop Care Platform, John Deere. “By integrating carbon fiber technology into our products, we can offer solutions to help growers improve productivity.”
“We believe carbon fiber is the key to innovation and progress in agricultural machinery industry in the next decade,” says Guillermo Mariani, CEO King Agro. “John Deere’s commitment to innovation and excellence in their products is a perfect match for King Agro’s experience in carbon fiber.”
The agreement between Deere and King Agro is focused on offering growers the significant advantages of carbon fiber’s versatility, strength and durability integrated into self-propelled spraying equipment. Compared to traditional sprayer booms, carbon fiber booms’ reduced weight can also lower equipment induced soil compaction.
John Deere will offer its 2016 model of the 4730 Sprayer with the option of carbon fiber booms exclusively to the South American and Latin American market. Deere is exploring selling carbon fiber product solutions in other markets in the future.