John Deere Reaches Important Milestone: 250,000 Backhoe Loaders Produced
The John Deere Construction & Forestry Division has reached an important milestone with the production of its 250,00th backhoe loader, an achievement that represents the company’s commitment to both innovation and keeping up with market demand. This is according to a press release from Deere & Company.
A special ceremony took place at the Dubuque Works facility to mark the 250,000th 310SK being purchased by the NPL Construction Co. The 310SK backhoe loader is part of the K-series, and is the latest of more than 50 different backhoe models that have been produced at the Dubuque Works factory since 1971, according to the press release.
Byron Taylor, general manager at the John Deere Dubuque Works, says in the release, "Backhoes have been a key product since the first model rolled off the line over 40 years ago. The piece of equipment we are recognizing today is only a single representation of the long line of backhoe models that have evolved right here in this factory. It is a testament to the innovation and quality engineering at John Deere. We are grateful for the insight and input from stakeholders at every stage of the supply chain, from engineering, to line workers, to customers."
The production of this John Deere 310SK marks a special milestone for the John Deere Construction & Forestry Division. Jim Kane, president and chief executive officer at NPL Construction Co., says, “Deere's commitment to innovation has kept us ahead of the competition,” something the Construction & Forestry Division has been doing for more than 40 years to date.