John Deere to collaborate with Wacker Neuson on excavators
By Adam FreillConstruction Equipment
The two manufacturing companies will work together in the development of excavators up to nine tons in size.
John Deere has announced an expanded relationship with compact and construction machine manufacturer Wacker Neuson for excavators up to nine metric tons.
The two companies will collaborate on the development of excavators less than five metric tons, including battery electric excavators that will be manufactured by Wacker Neuson. Additionally, John Deere will have control of the design, manufacturing, and technology innovation for machines in five- to nine-ton sizes, leveraging a solid foundation from Wacker Neuson.
“Excavators are an integral part of our customers’ jobsites, and we anticipate growing demand to continue,” said Domenic Ruccolo, senior vice-president of sales, marketing and product support for global construction equipment at John Deere. “As we look to the future of our excavator line-up, this agreement will allow us greater flexibility as we continue to deliver a robust product portfolio that prioritizes the operator experience.”
Distribution, parts, service, and support will continue through the John Deere dealer network.
“We’re excited about the expanded agreement as it supports our goal of bringing productivity-driven features and industry leading technology to customers with greater agility,” said Jerred Pauwels, vice-president, excavators, strategy and business development at John Deere. “Through this relationship, we’ll innovate faster, and offer additional features and performance differentiation for our customers.”
The Wacker Neuson Group is an international group of companies headquartered in Munich, Germany, employing 6,000 people worldwide.