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ASABE Announces AE50
Winners for Innovative Technology

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., November 2, 2012 — Resource magazine and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers have announced the winners of the 2013 AE50 awards.

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The awards recognize the world's best technology innovations introduced in 2012 for the agricultural, food, and biological systems industries. ASABE Executive Director Darrin Drollinger notes a strong showing of information and electronic technologies among the year's standouts. "The winning products this year focus heavily on controls, electronics, management systems, advanced machines and input/output monitoring," says Drollinger.

The AE50 awards will be presented at a luncheon on January 28, 2013, during ASABE's Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Beginning in 2013, ASABE is partnering with AG CONNECT and its owner, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, to honor the "best of the best" with Gold and Silver awards chosen from among the 2012 and 2013 AE50 award winners. A limited number of these new awards will be presented at the opening ceremonies of AG CONNECT Expo & Summit on January 29, 2013. The Gold and Silver awards are a new level of recognition for winners of the AE50 awards.

Now in its 26th year, the AE50 awards program has been encouraging and applauding engineering achievements since 1984. It is the only one of its kind. Submitted by companies of all sizes and varying inventive focus, the 50 winning products bring clear advancements to the marketplace, such as improved efficiency and user safety, and reduced labor and costs. Entries are evaluated by a blue-ribbon, international panel of industry experts in technology, design, and product development. Contact Sandy Rutter at ASABE for information about the nomination process.

Here is a complete list of the winners:

2114 High Capacity Conveyor with Drive-Over Swing-Away
  Ksi Conveyors Inc

3376 Series Cleanload
  Pentair

605 Super M Cornstalk Special Baler with Inline Ramp
  Vermeer Corporation

840CD Rigid Draper Header 
   New Holland Agriculture

9307 Series Pumps with ForceField Technology
   Pentair

ABS SuperSteer for New Holland T7
  New Holland Agriculture

Advanced Operator-Control System for H8000 Series Speedrower® Self-Propelled Windrowers
  New Holland Agriculture

AG  PRO 12-20 Adjustable Width Dozer
  Grouser Products

Axial-Flow Cab for 30 Series Case IH Combines
  Case IH Agriculture

BigBaler Series Large Square Baler
  New Holland Agriculture

BPX9000 Bale Processor
  Vermeer Corporation

Centurion CDA600 Cultivator Drill
  Great Plains Manufacturing Inc

Chain Commander 130 Portable Chain Conveyor
  Hutchinson/Mayrath, A Division of Global Industries Inc

C-MOTION joystick
  CLAAS of America Inc

Crenlo Cobalt - "Multi-use" Cab
  Crenlo Cab Products

Cruise Pilot
  CLAAS of America Inc

Disco 9100 C Autoswather
   CLAAS of America Inc

FieldScout GreenIndex+
  Spectrum Technologies Inc

Greenlink Pr55/6R Front Hitch System
  Laforge Systems Inc 

Harvest Identification Cotton
  Deere & Company

Instalab700 Grain Analyzer
  DICKEY-john Corporation

Integral Automatic Clutch
  Weasler Engineering Inc

IntelliFill System for FR Self-Propelled Forage Harvester
  New Holland Agriculture

ISOLynx Precision Ag suite
  Ally Precision Industries

KMC 6400 Litter Windrower
  Kelley Manufacturing Company

Machine Sync
  Deere & Company

Magnum 244 Gin Stand
  Cherokee Fabrication Co., Inc.

MICHELIN YieldBib
  Michelin North America

ML Series Air Drill
  Versatile

"John Deere Winner: To be Announced Soon"

Mobile Weather
  Deere & Company

Modular Tower Dryer
  Sukup Manufacturing Co

New Holland T9 Tractor - Homologated Version
  New Holland Agriculture

NUTRI-PLACER 920
  Case IH Agriculture

Pivoting Spout for Grain Tank Unload Auger for 230 Series CIH Combines
  Case IH Agriculture

Precision Disk 500 Disk Drill
  Case IH Agriculture

PUMPELLER Hybrid Manure Pump
  Jamesway Farm Equipment

Quadrant 3300 RC 3X4 Square Baler Single Tie Knotter
  CLAAS of America Inc

R962i Trailed Sprayer
  John Deere 

Remote Display Access
  Deere & Company

ResultX Database, User Interface and Control System
   MeasureTek

Rollant 455 Uniwrap Silage Baler
  CLAAS of America Inc

SpotOn® Consistometer
  Innoquest Inc

Switchblade Scraper
  GK Machine Inc

TeeJet Sentry 6140 Tip Flow Monitor
  TeeJet Technologies

TeeJet Technologies QJS Nozzle Body
  TeeJet Technologies

TeeJet Technologies Sentry 6120 Droplet Size Monitor
  TeeJet Technologies

Triangle Aeration Duct
  Sukup Manufacturing Co

Volto 1100T Tedder
  CLAAS of America Inc

WatchDog Cellular Alert
  Spectrum Technologies Inc

Posted November 5, 2012
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