News Releases October 12, 2016
New Agreement between John Deere and Scherer Design Engineering
OLATHE, KANSAS (October 12, 2016) – Deere & Company announces a joint development agreement with Scherer Design Engineering, Inc. to develop and commercialize kernel processing solutions for self-propelled forage harvesters.
"Deere is committed to developing industry leading kernel processing solutions with the goal to drive higher milk production in dairy cows," says Jon Chase, global director, self-propelled forage harvesters and heads. "This arrangement with Scherer will only strengthen Deere's offering and our ability to deliver clear benefits to custom operators and dairies."
Scherer has manufactured aftermarket rolls and kernel processors since 1999. With this agreement, John Deere and Scherer will develop a broader set of industry leading options to harvest crops and to produce feed for dairy cows.
"We are extremely pleased with this agreement," says Jason Schiebout, manager and co-owner of Scherer. "John Deere dealers will have access, through this allied agreement, to Scherer Kernel Processor products, including aftermarket kernel processor (KP) rolls."
For 2017, this agreement allows John Deere dealers to offer twin-cut replacement rolls for John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters.
John Deere (Deere & Company – NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity.
Scherer Design Engineering, Inc is an innovator in the development and manufacturing of kernel processing equipment used in the forage harvesting industry since 1999. SDE has introduced several industry changing designs over the past years including the first hinge open design processor, oil lubricated kernel processor bearings, and the Scherer Sentry temp monitoring system. For more information about SDE, visit http://www.schererinc.com/.
Manager, Media Relations
John Deere Ag and Turf Division
10789 S. Ridgeview Road
Olathe, KS 66061-6448
Kelly Schwalbe, Sage Communications
Phone: 816-474-3166, ext. 31