John Deere Produces 250,000th Backhoe

March 1, 2013

The John Deere Construction & Forestry Division completed its 250,000th backhoe loader at the Dubuque Works factory in Dubuque, Iowa on March 1, 2013.

The model 310SK backhoe loader was purchased by Phoenix-based NPL Construction Co., who received the machine at a ceremony at the Dubuque Works facility.

"Backhoes have been a key product since the first model rolled off the line over 40 years ago," said Byron Taylor, general manager at the John Deere Dubuque Works. "Our employees in Dubuque have been honored to manufacture backhoe solutions for a global customer base and we are particularly proud of this milestone."