Deere and Liebherr sign long-term agreement

John Deere and Liebherr Construction Equipment have signed a long-term agreement for Deere-branded 950 and 1050 crawler dozers. The agreement discontinues an existing product supply arrangement for crawler loader machines between Liebherr-Werk Telfs GMBH and John Deere’s Construction & Forestry Division of Moline, which enabled Liebherr to supply large crawler dozers and crawler loaders to John Deere for distribution in the United States and Canada. Effective January 2010, John Deere’s Construction & Forestry Division will design and manufacture the 605, 655 and 755 crawler loader models in their Dubuque, Iowa, factory and will continue to distribute its own line of crawler loader models into the U.S. and Canadian market.