John Deere withdraws from irrigation
Course machinery manufacturer John Deere is to withdraw from the turf irrigation business as part of a “strategic realignment” that will enable the company to focus on its “core equipment competencies in the worldwide golf and turf markets”.
John Deere has been producing and selling irrigation products to golf clubs since 2005, due to a partnership with US manufacturer Signature Control Systems (SCS).
Under the terms of the agreement, irrigation products will no longer be a part of the John Deere range, but the company will continue to support all customers that have installed its irrigation systems and parts.
“John Deere’s existing irrigation customers will continue to receive our support,” said Gregg Breningmeyer, John Deere’s global golf segment manager. “In addition, our European Parts Distribution Centre in Bruchsal, Germany, will continue to stock and provide replacement parts across the region for the foreseeable future.”