28 November 1997

Look out for green and yellow sprayers

responsibility for product development and manufacturing, and will continue to provide products and services through its existing distribution network. Sales this year are reported to have reached some $8m.

However, Douven sprayers have yet to hit UK shores. And should the agreement get the all-clear from the German anti-trust authorities, green and yellow liveried sprayers could find their way into Deeres UK dealer network as early as next spring.

DEERE & Company has reached an agreement to buy Douven, the Dutch company which manufactures a range of moun-ted, trailed and self-propelledsprayers.

The acquisition is designed to conform to Deeres policy of providing a full line for its European customers. It will be recalled Deere already owns Kemper and currently markets Matbro telehandlers under a badge-engineering agreement.

Douven is expected to retain responsibility for product development and manufacturing, and will continue to provide products and services through its existing distribution network. Sales this year are reported to have reached some $8m.

However, Douven sprayers have yet to hit UK shores. And should the agreement get the all-clear from the German anti-trust authorities, green and yellow liveried sprayers could find their way into Deeres UK dealer network as early as next spring.

John Deere acquires Dutch Sprayer manufacturer, Douven. Company products include a self-propelled sprayer based on the Deere-engined Clayton C-Trac – this 155hp hydraulic drive model was unveiled at the recent Agritechnica event in Germany.