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Lawn Care Maintenance Made Easy with the John Deere X700

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lawn Care Maintenance Made Easy with the John Deere X70016:56 EST Thursday, February 14, 2013Homeowners will be pleased with the comfort, quality and ease of use thanks to the exclusive innovative details in the new X700 Signature SeriesCARY, N.C., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners looking to make lawn care less of a task will find yard work easier thanks to the technological advances in the John Deere X700 Signature Series. Innovation is at the heart of the X700, which offers operators exclusive technology that makes this lawn tractor engineered for premier performance.To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60311-john-deere-x700-signature-series-makes-lawn-care-easier-for-homeowners(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/MM58519)The new X700 Signature Series boasts 54-in. and 60-in. high-capacity mower decks that are drive-on/drive-off and feature AutoConnect? technology, which allows the operator to attach or remove a mower deck on the tractor. Once the deck is locked-in, the Exact Adjust ports and on-board deck-leveling gauge allow users to quickly make adjustments without getting out of the seat."Our customer research shows homeowners are looking for products that are easy to use, innovative, and comfortable," said Kim Ridel, John Deere product marketing manager. "In response, the AutoConnect technology you'll find in the X700 Signature Series merges the most advanced engineering, with the quality craftsmanship that is built into every John Deere."Users find comfort in the mower's automobile-like operation, thanks to four-wheel power steering and full-time four-wheel drive. Additionally, the TwinTouch? foot controls allow operators to easily select speed and direction of travel with a slight pressure on the pedal.John Deere iTorque? provides improved air management under the hood, offering cooler operating temperatures even in the hottest of conditions. The 22- and 25.5 hp gas and 24 hp diesel engines offer a smooth ride, and a two-piece 21-in. high-back seat with premium cushioning, is adjustable and fits the comfort demands of a wide range of customers. The new models also have a repositioned steering column, which allows arms to rest comfortably, avoiding fatigue."Celebrating our 50th year in the lawn and garden equipment business, this mower is a testament to the innovation and reliability John Deere owners have come to know and rely on," said Ridel.The X700 Signature Series has a best-in-class, 4-year or 700-hour bumper-to-bumper warranty.The complete series, including the X710, X730, X734, X738, X739, X750, X754, and X758 models, will be available at John Deere dealerships starting in mid-February 2013.To learn more about the X700 Signatures Series and to get a behind the scenes look at how this new line was engineered visit JohnDeere.com or go to your local dealer.About 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. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com. SOURCE John DeereFor further information: Maureen McCormack, Segment Manager, Media Relations, John Deere Ag and Turf Division, 2000 John Deere Run, Cary, NC 27513, +1-919-804-2246, McCormackMaureenA@JohnDeere.com; or Sandra van Vloten, IMRE, +1-410-821-8220, SandraV@imre.com