News Releases   November 28, 2023

John Deere Construction & Forestry: A look at 2023

John Deere at Conexpo 2023

Crestmead, Queensland (28 November, 2023) — "At John Deere, we continue to provide customers with groundbreaking, smart technologies aimed to improve user experience in the present and yield proven results in the future," said Andrew Kahler, Senior Group Product Manager of Precision Construction, John Deere Construction & Forestry. And 2023 was a testament to that "Our portfolio of precision construction technologies is strategically curated to help our customers manage their fleets, improve job site performance, and enhance operator skillsets, helping to equip the next generations of construction professionals."

In 2023 At this year' CONEXPO-CON/AGG show, John Deere showcased its latest technology offerings including advanced vision and object detection solutions, SmartWeigh, standard EZ Grade on P-Tier small dozers and a variety of other grade management and automation solutions available to customers.

2023 saw the rise of attention and education to important considerations for the industry such as sustainability, with a committed approach to this John Deere set on reducing its carbon footprint and ensuring the sustainability of its engines. Highlights to several key initiatives that the company is undertaking to reduce CO2 emissions includes improving the fuel efficiency of their machines. John Deere has achieved an average fuel efficiency improvement of 16% across their construction equipment product line over the past decade. This is a significant achievement, and it has been accomplished through a combination of engine technology improvements and machine design enhancements.

In addition to improving fuel efficiency, John Deere is also investing in alternative fuel technologies. For example, the company has developed a hybrid-electric powertrain for their wheel loader machines, which can reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 40%. They are also exploring the use of biofuels, such as biodiesel, to further reduce their carbon footprint.

John Deere also celebrating Reman Day this year, highlighting the environmental and economic benefits of remanufactured parts, and the effective role they can play in growing business and industry sustainability. John Deere Reman is a world leader in the production of remanufactured parts at equal or better standard than the original, helping to reduce waste and conserve natural resources.

John Deere Australia and New Zealand Director of Aftermarket and Customer Support, Emma Ford, said remanufacturing was an integral contributor to the company's mission to connect with businesses and customers across the world to sustainably support communities as the global population grows.

Another important topic John Deere committed to was Jobsite Safety achieved through precision construction and smart tech machines. John Deere not only focuses on innovation in machines that make jobs easier and efficient but also machines that make the job safer. We all know how safety is the number one priority. Especially given that the jobsite is never the same two days in a row.

Precision Construction is about total control of what you're doing with your machine and a way to do that is with Deere Obstacle Intelligence. Obstacle Intelligence uses a combination of cameras, radar, and machine learning to protect anyone and anything in close proximity. And that's better for everyone's livelihood.

2023 proved to be an exciting and innovative year shaped by environmental and people focused considerations. Looking to 2024 John Deere is excited and focused on improving and advancing the way machines can help people, businesses and help make less impact on the environment.

About John Deere:

Deere & Company is a global leader in the delivery of agricultural, golf & turf, construction, and forestry equipment. We help our customers push the boundaries of what's possible in ways that are more productive and sustainable to help life leap forward. Our technology-enabled products including the John Deere Autonomous 8R Tractor and See & Spray™ are just two of the ways we help meet the world's increasing need for food, shelter, and infrastructure. Deere & Company also provides financial services through John Deere Financial. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at or in Australia at

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