Liebherr and John Deere update crawler relationship

Liebherr Construction Equipment Co. and John Deere jointly announced the signing of a long-term sourcing agreement for Deere-branded 950- and 1050-size crawler dozers, and the discontinuation of the existing product supply arrangement for crawler loader machines between Liebherr-Werk Telfs GmbH and John Deere’s Construction & Forestry Division of Moline.

Under the original agreement signed in December 2000, Liebherr supplied large crawler dozers and crawler loaders to John Deere for distribution in the United States and Canada. The companies have agreed that 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 United States and Canadian market.