What is carbon fiber? Why do I care?

posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Products

Carbon fiber is known as a space-age polymer and is made up of tiny filaments one-tenth of the thickness of a human hair. But, when bundled and woven, it is stronger than steel and lighter than aluminum.

This exotic material is used in prosthetic devices, race cars, & aircraft due to the strength, weight reduction, & resistance to fatigue.

For you as a, John Deere, customer it is providing industry-leading advantages where it matters most. In the field!

Carbon Fiber booms are now available in 120-feet or 132-feet on John Deere Sprayers.

A northwest Kansas farmer, Harvey Kistler is quoted saying, "I've used 100-foot steel booms all of my life, so going to a bigger model made of composite material was a big change. So far, I'm really impressed with it. I'm saving weight and covering more ground at the same time. Plus, it's easy to clean and it won't rust."

If you'd like to read the full article from The John Deere Journal, "What Do John Deere, Formula 1, IndyCar, & NASCAR Have in Common?" click here.

To see John Deere Sprayers, check them out here. And to contact a member of our Commercial Application Division, click here.