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RDO delivers 100th John Deere forestry machine

Simon Shackleton, John Deere’s General Manager of Sales and Marketing – Forestry Equipment, Drew Reiser from Blackbutt Logging and Brian Daubney from RDO Equipment celebrating the 100th machine milestone.

John Deere construction and forestry dealer RDO Equipment has delivered its 100th forestry machine in Australia, a massive milestone for the dealer network which has established itself in the market since launching only two years ago. Source: Timberbiz

Queensland’s Blackbutt Logging, a legacy John Deere customer, is the new owner of the milestone machine, a 959MH Tracked Harvester, adding it to an already-expansive fleet of 14 John Deere construction and forestry machines.

Owned and operated by brothers Drew and Todd Reiser, Blackbutt Logging has been purchasing John Deere equipment since Drew’s father started the business in the 1980s.

Todd Reiser from Blackbutt Logging with their refurbished John Deere 450C Dozer his father purchased in the 80s.

Nowadays, Drew and Todd oversee the operations, and have continued the legacy their father started of working with John Deere, and now their dealer RDO Equipment.

“We’ve never had any issues working with John Deere, and it’s been great working with the RDO Equipment team these past few years. They provide us with good, quality gear, that’s backed up with the support we need to keep our entire fleet running,” Drew said.

“The first machine my dad purchased from John Deere was a 450C Dozer in the ‘80s, and after some refurbishments, we still have it running in our fleet, which just shows that these products are built to last. It’s no surprise RDO has sold 100 forestry machines in such a short space of time.”

Simon Shackleton, John Deere’s General Manager of Sales and Marketing – Forestry Equipment, congratulated RDO Equipment for its massive achievement.

“I want to also congratulate Blackbutt Logging on being part of this special milestone. It’s great to see RDO’s 100th forestry machine sold to a long-standing family business that has been working with John Deere machines since the beginning,” he said.