John Deere Named in Top 100 Construction Equipment List for 2012
Several John Deere machines and products have been included in 2012’s top 100 construction equipment list, according to a recent update from the ConstructionEquipment website.
John Deere products are present in three of eight of the categories listed, including multiple products in the “Heavy Earth Moving Machinery” category. The site broke its top 100 list into “Heavy Earth Moving Machinery, Light Earth Moving Machinery, Trucking and Hauling, Paving and Compacting, Lifting and Material Handling, Drilling and Trenching, Light Equipment, as well as Ancillary products.” To compile this list, the ConstructionEquipment website states, “In evaluating products for the Top 100, Construction Equipment editors look for advances in technology, new product lines, significant improvements to existing products, or a product that increases competition in its field.”
The list shows three John Deere machines included in the "Heavy Earth Moving Machinery" section. The machines listed include the John Deere 550K, 650K, 700K, and 750K crawlers; the 9R/9RT scraper tractors; and the John Deere 460E articulated dump truck. Deere also had a presence in the “Light Earth Moving Machinery” category, thanks to the Eight K-Series Backhoe Loader; the Deere PowerTech Engines rounded out Deere’s presence on the top 100 list in the “Ancillary” section.
This list speaks to John Deere’s prominence within the construction, forestry, and agriculture industries, and it highlights some of Deere’s best products of 2012, as seen by experts in the construction industry.