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John Deere Expands Tracked Feller Buncher Reach with New Long Boom Option

New option available on 903K and 909K models

MOLINE, Illinois (February 4, 2014) — With John Deere's 903K and 909K tracked feller bunchers new long boom option, more trees can be harvested with less travel.  The new long boom delivers increased productivity by stretching maximum reach to more than 32 feet (9.82m), a 10.6 percent increase over the standard boom, when used with John Deere's field proven FR21B Disc Saw Felling Head. Designed to maximize productivity, the new long boom also provides a best in class cutting swath of 17' (5.18m) to handle more trees from one location.


"Each new enhancement to John Deere's forestry equipment is designed with our customers' needs in mind," said Cliff Caudill, Manager, Product Marketing, John Deere Construction & Forestry. "The new long boom option on tracked feller bunchers is ideally suited in areas with specific restrictions to limit ground impact on the forest."


John Deere's optional Rapid Cycle System (RCS) is also available with the new long boom to further enhance productivity. The RCS allows the operator to control the boom, stick and felling head trajectory with a single joystick. Simply push the joystick forward and the felling head moves away from the machine while staying level with the ground.  The result is a smoothness and speed that improves machine productivity and the overall quality of the cut.


The new long boom is now available and joins the recently updated standard boom. Both the 903K and 909K can be equipped to maximize productivity for a wide variety of conditions with its standard and long boom options. For additional information, visit www.JohnDeere.com or contact a local John Deere dealer.


About Deere & Company


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. For more information, visit John Deere at www.JohnDeere.com.

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