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John Deere and Dawn Equipment Company Announce Agreement
John Deere has announced an alliance with Dawn Equipment Company, Inc., a manufacturer that specializes in ground-engaging tools and active control systems for planters. The pairing will allow John Deere to sell and support Dawn hydraulic-controlled down-force systems, row cleaners, and closing wheels for planters.
"With this agreement, we will be able to collaborate with Dawn to distribute customizable, hydraulic-control down-force systems and attachments to enhance overall planter performance,” says Aaron Wetzel, vice president of the global crop care platform. “Utilizing Dawn technology, producers will be able to have an automated, closed-loop control for planter hydraulic down force, displayed on an HD map from an iPad in the tractor cab.”
Customers will also be able to purchase Dawn’s complete line of M Series closing wheels and other products through their John Deere dealer.
“We’re very excited about this alliance with John Deere,” says Joseph Bassett, president, Dawn Equipment Company. “Our line of planter attachments, ground engaging tools, and hydraulic control down-force systems will be even more customizable through this relationship with John Deere.”
Current offerings from Dawn will focus on retrofitting the current line of John Deere 1770, 1770NT, and DB Planters. These products will also be compatible with the MaxEmerge 5 and ExactEmerge 1775 and 1775NT planters.