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John Deere has signed a deal with Vaderstad to distribute the Swedish firm’s tillage kit, air drills and disc seeders through its dealer network in Russia and Ukraine.     

All products will remain under the Vaderstad brand and will help the company to increase its footing in the eastern markets.

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The two companies will also begin working together on future technology plans to seamlessly connect Vaderstad tillage and drill equipment to the green and yellow tractors.

Back home, south coast JD dealer R Hunt has struck a deal to sell the new Kramer telehandler range with a batch of demonstration machines available from mid-September.