John Deere launches new line of public safety vehicles
John Deere is launching a new line of special application vehicles for federal, state and local governments. Developed in conjunction with International Automated Systems (IAS), these vehicles are designed to address the needs of police, fire, rescue and security as well as the broader needs of governmental customers.
Built on John Deere’s Utility Vehicle chassis, these machines can be customized to match other fleet vehicles, and are available in red, white, blue and black. Users can determine location and placement of custom decals for fleet uniformity.
These vehicles, under agreement with IAS, are available to the Department of Defense and governmental agencies at all levels. They are currently not available for commercial or residential purchase.
“The daily challenges government agencies and first responders face are unique, and require heavy-duty, reliable vehicles that are built for the job,” Todd Halstead, program manager at John Deere said in a statement. “Building upon our collaboration with IAS, which first began in 2013, we are providing customers with a turn-key, customized solution designed with their specific needs in mind.”