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-John Deere and Designworks, a BMW Group Company, Collaborate on the Backhoe of the Future

LAS VEGAS - John Deere and Designworks, a BMW Group subsidiary, are giving CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 attendees a first-hand look into the backhoe vision of the future.

The result of a unique research and design process introduced to John Deere by Designworks called 'Fixstern.' The concept leverages emerging materials and technology innovations, such as a lightweight metal matrixed exoskeleton and a hybrid powertrain, to dramatically reconfigure the traditional backhoe machine form. The futurist

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