The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers AE50 is a unique awards program dedicated to honoring groundbreaking product advancements within agriculture, food, and biological systems.
The awards are presented by ASABE’s Resource magazine, aiming to acknowledge the 50 most pioneering products introduced to the market annually across these sectors. A panel of expert engineers meticulously selects the winners, using criteria that emphasizes innovation, engineering advancement, and market impact as the key determinants.
Top AE50 winners will be recognized with the prestigious Davidson Prize, announced in early 2024 at the virtual ASABE Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference, February 11 to 14, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Here are the ASABE AE50 winners
AGCO Corp: Six products were featured as AE50 winners from AGCO Corp., including the Fendt 22 Vario Gen3 Series, Fendt 600 Vario DP Series Tractor, Massey Ferguson 3 Series Specialty Tractor, Massey Ferguson 500R Series Sprayer, and Massey Ferguson 9S Series Tractor.
AEF e.V.: Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation
Alpha AgTech LLC: Berry Impact Recorder
Art’s Way Manufacturing: CFB26
Bobcat Company: Bobcat Premium Power Performance
CABA Tech LLC: CABA DLI Detective
Case IH: Model Year 2024 Steiger 425 – 645, Steiger 715 Quadtrac, Toolbar Lift System for Case IH Early Riser 2120 Rigid Trailing Split-Row Planter, and AFS Furrow Command.
CLAAS of America: Seven CLAAS product innovations were among this year’s AE50 Awards, including the CLAAS Conditioner with Double Roller Drive, CLAAS DISCO 9700 RC AUTO SWATHER, CLAAS Net Wrap System on VARIANT 560 RF, CLAAS SMART DENSITY, CLAAS CEMOS for Tractors, and CLAAS XERION 12 Series TRION were all recognized.
“Case IH has shown time and time again that through the evolution of technology paired with purposeful advancements in applications and iron, we can greatly improve the way farmers do their jobs,” said Kurt Coffey, Vice President Case IH North America. “The ASABE AE50 Awards are just another proof-point from Case IH that our actions speak louder than words. We’re here to serve farmers, and we are doing just that.”
Danfoss Power Solutions: EC-C1700B-420 Electric Converter
Danfoss Editron electric drivetrains are designed to control the flow of hybrid and electric power in vehicle, machine, and marine applications. Converters are specifically developed for electric or hybrid drive trains in mobile work machines, buses, harbor cranes, or marine vessels.
Deere & Company: ExactShot Liquid Fertilizer System
Groupe Anderson Inc.: MergePro Hay Merger
Hagie Manufacturing Company: Hagie ExactDrop, a unique in-season nutrient application tool that unlocks full boom width productivity due to a lightweight and flexible fiber composite drop structure.
John Deere: Both the 1 Series Round Baler and the See and Spray Premium Precision Upgrade were recognized at the AE50.
MacDon Industries LTD: M2 Series Windrowers and D2 Series Draper Headers
New Holland: Both the T7 Long Wheelbase with PLM Intelligence and the T6.180 Methane Power were recognized.
“Receiving these prestigious AE50 awards is a momentous milestone for New Holland because it represents the culmination of countless hours of research, innovation and hard work,” states Carlo Lambro, brand president of New Holland. “The AE50 award is a symbol of our commitment to farmers and a promise to keep innovating. We are grateful for this recognition from ASABE and eager to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in agriculture.”
Precision Planting: SymphonyNozzle
Raven Industries: Raven Cart Automation
RCI Engineering, LLC: T8088 Ag-Bagger
RealmFive: RAPID System
Spectrum Technologies, Inc.: WatchDog Portable Wind Sensor
T-L Irrigation Co.: Edge Controller
Unverferth Mfg. Co., Inc.: Equalizer SP Track Undercarriage
VeriGrain Sampling Inc.: AccuSample ULTRA MT
Walterscheid GmbH: WTS3 PTO Driveshaft