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April 29, 2014

John Deere celebrates 50 years of Self-Propelled Windrowers

OTTUMWA — With the introduction and start of production of the W235 Self-Propelled Windrower, John Deere reached a significant milestone for Hay Mowing products in 2014: 50 years in the Self-Propelled Windrower business.

In 1964, John Deere entered the Self-Propelled Windrower market with the introduction of the 200A and 215A models. Now, 50 years later, John Deere continues to deliver top products to the market and capitalize on this rich history of product development and delivery.

In August 2013, John Deere introduced the W235 and in January 2014 started producing the new Self-Propelled Windrowers at power levels higher than any competitor in the market while delivering Integrated AutoTrac, Worldwide Harvester Cab, Constant Header Speed and new functional styling that also looks great. John Deere has seen growth in the Self-Propelled Windrower market, and these new machines are only going to help that position.

Manufactured in two configurations, Rotary and Draper, the W235 will meet the needs of any customer segment needing to start harvesting crop in a productive and efficient manner.

John Deere celebrated 50 years in Self-Propelled Windrowers on April 2 with a special event conducted at the John Deere Ottumwa Works factory in Ottumwa.

Jim Bob Watkins, a customer out of Burns, Kan., purchased two of the first retail W235 Self-Propelled Windrowers manufactured. Watkins, his wife, Jodi, and Lane, the eldest of their three children, were able to join John Deere in Ottumwa to commemorate this event. Watkins has been a great John Deere customer for many years. Mitch Guetterman, store manager and salesman for Prairieland Partners out of Marion, Kan., and his wife, Jennifer, were also able to attend the event. John Deere recognized Watkins and Guetterman for their continued support of John Deere equipment and for their business.

“As we look forward to the rest of 2014 and these machines getting into the field, it is hard to feel anything but excitement and pride. These W235 machines represent a great brand, but more importantly, they represent great people. The people who designed, tested, promoted, supported, manufactured, shipped and ultimately use these products to feed an ever-growing global population deserve recognition for all they do,” stated Jeremy Unruh, product line manager for baling and mowing marketing.

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