List Your Equipment  /  Dealer Login  /  Create Account

John Deere Awarded Contract to Build Machines for U.S. Marines

Tue October 30, 2007 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide


The U.S. Department of Defense awarded John Deere Construction & Forestry Company an estimated $125 million contract to build up to 540 medium crawler tractors (MCTs).

The MCTs are being built for the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Va., for delivery to military bases throughout the United States and overseas. Based on the John Deere 850J crawler dozer, these machines will be modified to meet the Marine Corps’ unique specifications.

“These units will be used in combat and combat support, so they have to operate over the worst possible unprepared terrain, including sand, snow and mud,” said Sandra Bridge-Chase, manager of government sales for John Deere Construction & Forestry Company.

“We’ll customize the machines to deliver optimum performance and durability in all sorts of extreme-duty conditions. “

The units will be manufactured at John Deere’s Dubuque Works facility in Dubuque, Iowa, with an initial delivery of seven MCTs targeted for completion in mid-2008 and full production starting in late 2008.

“This is the second large contract we have won with the Marines in less than a year,” Bridge-Chase said. “We’re honored by their confidence in John Deere and are proud to provide equipment that will support and protect our troops.”

For more information, visit www.johndeere.com.




Today's top stories

Granite Tackles California Congestion Issue With $700M '101 in Motion' Project

Walsh/Herzog Joint Venture Begins $640M Double Track Northwest Indiana Project

Williams Brothers Reconfigures Interchange Near Port Arthur, Texas

Blanchard Machinery CEO, President Joe Blanchard Passes at Age 60

VIDEO: Connectivity Keeps Hoffman Bros. Aligned With Purpose

Dish Soap Helps Move Million-Pound Bridge

Officials Want to Reconstruct Popular Dino Tracksite Trail

Layton, Partners Pour 15 Million Lbs. of Concrete in SLC


 






ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo
39.04690 \\ -77.49030 \\ Ashburn \\ VA