Deere, MacDon In Strategic Agreement

Posted on January 30, 2012

John Deere announced it has established a strategic agreement with MacDon Industries Ltd. to serve existing and future John Deere self-propelled windrower customers globally. As part of the agreement, MacDon will manufacture select models of John Deere-branded self-propelled windrowers, including draper and auger headers, and pull-type auger mower conditioners. Deere will also continue to manufacture select models, offering dealers and customers an expanded product line of self-propelled windrowers.

"This agreement allows us to expand the John Deere hay and forage product portfolio to better serve our dairy, livestock, commercial hay, and small grains customers," said William F. Norton, vice president, Global Hay & Forage Platform. "After an in-depth evaluation of the global commercial hay and small grains industries, we determined that specific MacDon self-propelled windrower products would most effectively enable us to serve our customers and expand our overall product lineup."

Deere said the windrower product line will be fully supported by the Deere dealer channel. More details about the availability of products evolving from this agreement will be announced later this summer.