Deere welcomes new dealership agreement

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John Deere announces two new NZ dealership partnerships for distribution of construction and forestry equipment.

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John Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment has announced that two New Zealand machinery dealers will be carrying its products from July 1.

The full line of premium construction and forestry equipment will be available at AGrowQuip (AGQ) in the North Island and Drummond & Etheridge (D&E) in the South Island. This transition follows the announcement in March that John Deere would end its former distribution agreement with CablePrice.

John Deere Construction & Forestry division managing director for Asia Pacific and Africa Jeff Kraft says that he is excited to collaborate with AGQ and D&E to keep New Zealand construction and forestry customers running at a new level of efficiency.

"We know both these dealers will offer world-class after-sales support because they already have a proven track record of doing so across their existing John Deere customers," Kraft says.

In addition to the move, the Construction and Forestry Equipment range will also be extended to include several John Deere machines never-before-seen in the New Zealand marketplace.

"In addition to our motor graders and crawler dozers, the New Zealand market will see wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, compact excavators, compact track loaders, skid steer loaders and the brand-new range of mid-size hydraulic excavators added to the line-up available," Kraft comments.

"We’re also looking forward to working with New Zealand customers to help them take full advantage of our suite of technology solutions such as John Deere WorkSight  for construction and John Deere ForestSight for forestry to make their businesses more profitable by maximising uptime and optimising machine performance, while decreasing the need for physical service call outs."

These technologies will be further supported by in-country parts availability and machine telematics to provide the ability to monitor machine health, detect potential problems, and to provide remote diagnostics and remote programming.

"The announcement of AGQ and D&E as Construction and Forestry Equipment dealers is a new era for John Deere in New Zealand and we’re delighted to partner with them to bring our customers premium service and world-leading technology to support more efficient, productive and profitable construction and forestry businesses," Kraft says.

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