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Deere, Topcon Create Alliance

JD__TopconFebruary 28, 2012 – Deere & Co.’s Worldwide Construction & Forestry division announced a strategic alliance with Topcon Positioning Systems, a manufacturer of positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, civil engineering and mobile control markets. The alliance allows John Deere to sell, support, and factory-install Topcon’s 3D-MC2 grade control solutions on John Deere dozers and motor graders.  “The alliance with Topcon will allow our equipment owners to utilize a factory-installed grade control system that maximizes productivity, uptime and lowers daily operating costs on the worksite,” said Domenic Ruccolo, senior vice president of sales and marketing, John Deere Construction & Forestry. "John Deere’s approach to integrated grade control provides the customer with great flexibility. Topcon products will allow customers to experience faster delivery of their grade control-equipped machine, receive a factory-inspected system and benefit from an expanded level of customer support.”