CONEXPO/CON-AGG, Earthmoving Machinery, John Deere, Sustainability in Earthmoving

John Deere: A look at 2023

The John Deere stand at the 2023 CONEXPO-CON/AGG.

A big year of achievement has John Deere ready for an even bigger year in 2024.

Andrew Kahler, Senior Group Product Manager of Precision Construction, John Deere Construction & Forestry said: “We continue to provide customers with groundbreaking, smart technologies aimed to improve user experience in the present and yield proven results in the future.

“Our portfolio of precision construction technologies is strategically curated to help our customers manage their fleets, improve job-site performance, and enhance operator skillsets,” he continued, “helping to equip the next generations of construction professionals.”

There’s no doubt 2023 was a testament to Kahler’s thoughts.

Fuel efficiency

At the 2023 CONEXPO-CON/AGG show, John Deere showcased its latest technology offerings, including advanced-vision and object-detection solutions, SmartWeigh, standard EZ Grade on P-Tier small dozers, and a variety of other grade-management and automation solutions available to customers.

2023 saw the rise of education about and attention to important considerations for the industry – things like sustainability. With a committed approach, John Deere focused on reducing its carbon footprint and ensuring the sustainability of its engines. Highlights to several key initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions includes improving the fuel efficiency of John Deere machines, resulting in an average fuel-efficiency improvement of 16 per cent across its construction equipment product line over the past decade. It’s a significant achievement, accomplished through a combination of engine technology improvements and machine design enhancements.

Reducing the carbon footprint

In addition to improving fuel efficiency, John Deere is also investing in alternative fuel technologies. For example, the company has developed a hybrid-electric powertrain for its wheel-loader machines which can reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 40 per cent. It’s also exploring the use of biofuels, such as biodiesel, to further reduce John Deer’s carbon footprint.

John Deere also celebrated Reman Day this year, highlighting the environmental and economic benefits of remanufactured parts and the effective role they can play in growing business and industry sustainability. John Deere Reman is a world leader in the production of remanufactured parts at equal or better standard than the original, helping to reduce waste and conserve natural resources.

John Deere Australia and New Zealand Director of Aftermarket and Customer Support, Emma Ford, said remanufacturing was an integral contributor to the company’s mission to connect with businesses and customers across the world to sustainably support communities as the global population grows.

Precision construction

Another important John Deere commitment was to jobsite safety, achieved through precision construction and smart technology-enabled machines.

John Deere not only focuses on innovation in machines that make jobs easier and efficient, but also machines that make jobs safer – unarguably the number one priority, especially given the jobsite is never the same two days in a row.

Precision Construction is about total control of what’s being done with a machine. One way to do that is with Deere Obstacle Intelligence.

Obstacle Intelligence uses a combination of cameras, radar, and machine learning to protect anyone and anything in close proximity. And that’s better for everyone’s livelihood.

A greener, safer future

2023 proved to be an exciting and innovative year shaped by environmental and people-focused considerations. Looking to 2024, John Deere is excited and focused on improving and advancing the way machines can help people, businesses, and reducing impact on the environment.

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