John Deere has announced an expanded relationship with Wacker Neuson, a leading manufacturer of compact and construction machines for small excavators.
The two companies will collaborate on the development of excavators less than 5-metric tonnes, including battery electric excavators.
These models will continue to be manufactured by Wacker Neuson.
Additionally, Deere will have control of the design, manufacturing, and technology innovation for 5-metric to 9-metric tonnes models.
John Deere senior vice president – sales, marketing, and product support – global construction equipment Domenic Ruccolo said the expanded relationship allows for greater flexibility to meet customer needs.
“Excavators are an integral part of our customers’ jobsites, and we anticipate growing demand to continue,” Ruccolo said.
“As we look to the future of our excavator line-up, this agreement will allow us great flexibility as we continue to deliver a robust product portfolio that prioritizes the operator experience.”
Distribution, parts, service and support will continue to be delivered by Deere’s dealership networks across the globe.
John Deere vice president – excavators, strategy and business development Jerred Pauwels said the relationship is something that benefits all parties.
“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,” Pauwels said.
“Through this relationship, we’ll innovate faster and offer additional features and performance differentiation for our customers.”