John Deere collaborates with Wacker Neuson on development of mini excavators
John Deere and Wacker Neuson will collaborate on the development of excavators of 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, for the five- to nine-metric-ton models.
"Excavators are an integral part of our customers' job sites, and we anticipate growing demand to continue," says Domenic Ruccolo, senior vice president of sales, marketing, and product support, global construction equipment at John Deere. "As we look to the future of our excavator lineup, 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, John Deere. "Through this relationship, we'll innovate faster and offer additional features and performance differentiation for our customers."