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John Deere partnering with Leica Geosystems

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment Equipment Technology

Strategic partnership to see Leica technology hit John Deere SmartGrade platform, adding efficiency and productivity to equipment lineup.

(Image courtesy of John Deere and Hexagon)

John Deere recently announced a strategic partnership with Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, to help accelerate the digital transformation of the heavy construction industry. The two companies say the partnership will leverage the strengths of both brands to bring new technologies and services to construction professionals worldwide.

“The availability of SmartGrade with Leica solution allows John Deere and our dealers to participate and support various jobsites while meeting the technology needs of our customers,” said Mark Colvin, senior product manager, grade management, John Deere. “Working with Leica Geosystems is a tremendous opportunity, as their advanced technology solutions, paired with the power and performance of the John Deere construction equipment lineup, makes for a highly productive, efficient and seamless jobsite for our customers.”

By combining the manufacturing expertise of John Deere with Leica Geosystems’ capabilities with positioning and sensor technology, the two organizations will work together to develop and deliver solutions aimed at improving productivity, reducing material costs, and the number of passes required. This, they say, can help improve safety by minimizing traffic on construction sites.

“We are thrilled to be working with John Deere, a company that shares a similar culture and commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction,” said Troy Dahlin, vice-president for heavy construction in Canada and the United States at Leica Geosystems. “Together, we will bring new levels of accuracy, productivity, and accelerate the implementation of safe and sustainable workflows to the construction industry, helping our customers succeed in today’s competitive marketplace and enhancing their resilience for tomorrow.”


Leica Geosystems technology, software and services will be available for purchase on select John Deere construction equipment models starting later this year.





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