Doug Felter, product manager for John Deere’s sprayer and tillage equipment line gave ag media a sneak preview of a very unique piece of equipment during their ag media event last week. The High Capacity Nutrient Applicator is “in development” and shows John Deere’s commitment to nutrient application. Although this nutrient applicator isn’t on display at this year’s Farm Progress Show, I bet you can stop in and they will be glad to talk about it.
When John Deere spoke to customers about this unit, Doug said three things stood out. “The first was durability. We are doing a lot to make sure it will hold up to the rigor of the terrain that it works in. Productivity was another big one. Acres equal money. It has got to be able to cover the acres. We have spent a lot of time focusing on capacity and making sure the operator can stay comfortable while covering acres. The final one was around support. Ultimately the most important one in making sure we can keep those machines up. We know the John Deere dealer network is going to be up to the task.”
Listen to Chuck’s complete interview with Doug to learn more about John Deere’s High Capacity Nutrient Applicator which is in the development stages. [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/jd-reveal-15-hcna.mp3″ text=”Doug Felter, John Deere”]