Munich, Germany (Jan. 28, 2019)—John Deere is introducing two motor graders to the European market via the Wirtgen Group distribution network in Germany and France. The 622GP and 672GP will be available in these two countries beginning in early 2019.
“We are excited to leverage our relationship with the Wirtgen Group to introduce John Deere construction equipment to a new market, further expanding our global footprint,” said David Thorne, senior vice president, sales and marketing, worldwide construction and forestry. “Wirtgen’s stellar reputation for supporting customers and large distribution network allow us to serve these new markets well, offering them powerful motor grader solutions in two priority countries.”
The introduction is a result of increased interest in John Deere earthmoving equipment following the Wirtgen Group acquisition in 2017. Understanding motor graders are heavily used in road building applications, the synergies between the Deere models and the Wirtgen portfolio, as well as the thriving French and German markets were determining factors in bringing the machines to the continent.
The European rollout focuses on the six-wheel drive 622GP and 672GP models that feature fuel efficient Final Tier 4 John Deere diesel engines (6.8L and 9.0L). “Today is an exciting day for the construction and forestry division, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring two motor grader offerings to the European market,” said Luke Kurth, product marketing manager, motor graders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. For more information, visit johndeere.com.