The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named the Exmark Stand-On Spreader Sprayer winner of a 2016 AE50 award. The award will be presented to Exmark representatives in a ceremony this week at the ASABE Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC) in Louisville, Kentucky.
AE50 awards honor the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. The Stand-On Spreader Sprayer is featured in the January/February 2016 special AE50 issue of ASABE’s magazine Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World.
Exmark’s director of marketing, Daryn Walters, said winning the AE50 award is validation of the features the company incorporated into its Stand-On Spreader Sprayer based, in part, on landscape professionals’ feedback.
“We designed the Stand-On Spreader Sprayer to raise the bar over existing machines in a number of important areas,” Walter said. “From ergonomics to the control system and layout, to spray and spread system innovations, we listened to the feedback of our customers and evolved our product to better suit their needs.”
Companies from around the world submit entries to the annual AE50 competition. A panel of international engineering experts judges the entries based on which products will best advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries.
For the past couple of months, Exmark has been reaching out to professional landscape contractors about the product through a seven-video series on its YouTube channel. Exmark says the videos are intended to give landscape maintenance professionals a better understanding of the machine and help current owners calibrate and operate their machines more effectively.
Incorporated in 1982, Exmark manufactures a variety of professional turf-care equipment.
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