John Deere has announced an expanded relationship with compact and construction machine manufacturer Wacker Neuson for the development of excavators up to nine tons in size.
The two companies will collaborate on the development of excavators less than five metric tons, including battery electric excavators manufactured by Wacker Neuson. Additionally, John Deere will have control of the design, manufacturing, and technology for machines five- to nine-ton sizes.
“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. Ruccolo also indicated that distribution, parts, service and support will continue through the John Deere dealer network.
The Wacker Neuson Group is an international group of companies headquartered in Munich, Germany, employing 6,000 people worldwide.