Case IH rewarded in annual awards for design innovation in agricultural machinery
22 Dec 2021
Case IH is in the winner's circle following the announcement of the annual AE50 awards by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).
The awards honour the year's most innovative designs in engineering products and systems for the food and agricultural industries and Case IH's Patriot 50 series sprayers, due for launch to the Australian and New Zealand market early next year, have been recognised. Case IH's WD5 series self-propelled windrowers and Fast Riser 6100 series 3-section front-fold planters, not currently available in the local market, are also on ASABE's honours list for 2022.
Companies around the world submit entries to the annual competition, and the 50 best products, which are judged as having the most impact in advanced engineering for the food and agricultural industries by a panel of international engineering experts, are admitted to the list.
Case IH ANZ Product Manager for Patriot sprayers Jason Wood said the Patriot 50 series sprayers offered a range of connected solutions providing the next steps toward remote management and optimisation of machines, data, diagnostics, agronomic inputs, and resources.
"These awards are hotly-contested within our industry and we're honoured ASABE has seen these three products as having a significant influence on the production of food and fibre globally" - Pete McCann
"To have the next generation series of our Patriot sprayers recognised by such a highly-regarded organisation as ASABE tells us that the 50 Series has hit all the marks we intended for enhanced connectivity and integrated technology that guarantees accurate applications in a range of conditions, and we look forward to introducing the new series to local customers," Jason said.
Pete McCann, Case IH General Manager Australia/New Zealand, said farmers and what they needed from their machinery were front and centre in the evolution of Case IH's machinery ranges, with efficiency and performance top of the list.
"These awards are hotly-contested within our industry and we're honoured ASABE has seen these three products as having a significant influence on the production of food and fibre globally," Pete said.
This year's winners are now eligible for the Davidson Prize, which recognises products that have a significant impact on agricultural production, efficiency, or safety. A maximum of three Davidson Prize winners are selected from the 10 top-scoring AE50 awardees each year.
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