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Leica will provide both factory-installed and aftermarket machine control solutions for Case and New Holland Construction excavators, dozers and graders.
Eventually, Leica will provide machine control to the entire CNH Industrial lineup.
According to the announcement, engineering teams from both Leica and CNH Industrial will collaborate in the development of new products.
In a separate announcement from Case, the equipment manufacturer noted that the Leica agreement will not affect its equipment’s ability to work with all major machine control providers through factory options.
“It was important for us to help make machine control technology more accessible and practical for the end user, and this agreement will make it easier for contractors to deploy it through their CASE dealer,” said Case vice president Jim Hasler.
“Thanks to this partnership with Leica Geosystems, we can look at our equipment from step one and determine the best ways to integrate machine control and other technologies into each machine. By doing this early in the development process, and working directly with the Leica Geosystems engineering team, we’ll be able to provide grading and earthmoving contractors with entirely new levels of productivity and efficiency.”
“Our partnership enables CASE to provide Leica Geosystems solutions direct from the factory and gives their customers broad access to 1, 2 and 3D Machine Control systems and support through the CASE dealer network,” said Leica Geosystems president Ken Mooyman.