John Deere’s Matt Badding was on stage at the Commodity Classic to receive a special inaugural award from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. The John Deere S700 Series Combine was recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) as one of the best among the 50 products that received the AE50 Award earlier this year. This first-time JB Davidson award for engineering excellence was presented to John Deere at a special ceremony on February 27 during the 2018 Commodity Classic.
The new Davidson Prize is being presented to just three elite AE50 winners who best exemplify the spirit of JB Davidson, the father of modern agricultural engineering. The Davidson award represents the best of the best in new technologies as carefully evaluated and judged by an all-star panel of industry experts.
The John Deere S700 Series Combine was recognized by the Society for its significant innovations in “smart” technology, improved operator comfort and data capabilities for more efficient grain harvesting, said Matt Badding, John Deere marketing manager for harvesting equipment.
“We are honored that the Society and AEM selected the John Deere S700 Series Combine as one of three recipients for their inaugural engineering award and chose to present it in front of thousands of our customers at Commodity Classic,” said Badding. “The new technologies engineered into every S700 Combine represents the level of innovation that the Society looks for and that provides real value to our customers.”
Listen to Jamie’s interview with Matt here: Interview with Matt Badding, John Deere