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Deere/Wacker Neuson excavator agreement

Discussion in 'Compact Excavators' started by KSSS, Jun 14, 2022.

  1. KSSS

    KSSS Senior Member

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    It is interesting that they pulled away from Hitachi to manufacture their own machines only to partner with Wacker. But WN has been building good products for other OEM's for years.
     
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  3. uffex

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    Interesting yet another product developed from a paint pot & decals.
    Kind regards
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    I think the key lines in the article are:

    • John Deere will develop and manufacture 5-9-metric-ton excavators, incorporating designs from Wacker Neuson.
    "Additionally, John Deere will have control of the design, manufacturing, and technology innovation, for the 5-9-metric-ton models"
     
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  5. John C.

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    That usually translates to "bean counters will take any good ideas, cheapen them after incorporation into their own products and then throw shade on the original designer when things go south."
     
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    Well at least my local jd dealer will quit shipping me orange sheet metal every time I order a panel
     
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