The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) awarded John Deere’s 7400A TerrainCut Trim and Surrounds Mower and 8800A TerrainCut Rough Mower with an AE50 Award.

The A Model Fairway, Rough Trim and Surrounds mowers were introduced at the Golf Industry Show in February 2014. Each piece of equipment in the A Model line is assembled using an advanced assembly process at John Deere’s Turf Care facility in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. The production line incorporates manufacturing technologies such as vision systems and digital torque tools to provide consistent quality during the build of each A Model mower.

The 7400A and 8800A TerrainCut mowers feature TechControl display to enable more control of results, LoadMatch to maintain cut quality in long, lush conditions, internal wet-disk brakes, and eHydro traction pumps for hill-climbing.

The AE50 awards program emphasizes the role of new products and systems in bringing advanced technology to the marketplace. These engineering developments help farmers, food processors and equipment manufacturers cut costs, enhance quality and increase profits.