March 1, 2012 by Andrew Snook
John Deere’s Construction & Forestry division announced it has formed an alliance with Topcon Positioning Systems.
The deal will allow John Deere to sell, support and factory-install Topcon’s 3D-MC2 grade control solutions on its dozers and motor graders.
John Deere stated that its customers would still have the option of working with any brand of grade control, including Trimble and Leica.
Factory-installed options for the Topcon system include: single or twin antenna versions, and six receiver options including multi-constellation GNSS support and communications protocols.
Topcon components will be installed and distributed in John Deere products throughout Canada and the U.S. starting fall 2012.