John Deere introduced two customer-inspired excavators (160G LC and 210G LC) models that build on the success of the G-Series class. Led by the design of a more comfortable cab and Interim Tier4-certifed (IT4) engines, the new G-Series hydraulic excavators continue the John Deere tradition of reliability, power and productivity on the jobsite, the company said.
“The G-Series models provide impressive arm force, bucket force and lift capacity for applications such as stockpiling overburden, excavating basements, loading trucks, or placing pipe,” said Mark Wall, product marketing manager for excavators, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “These new easily transportable units provide contractors big productivity in a mid-size package.”
Each of the new G-Series excavators feature rugged, field-proven IT4/EU Stage IIIB John Deere PowerTech diesel engines, enabling operators to work anywhere jobs are available, including non-attainment areas. The horsepower of these models are 121 hp (160G LC) and 159 hp (210G LC).
Focusing on operator comfort, John Deere redesigned the G-Series cab to be more spacious with a larger entryway and extra legroom. Silicone-filled mounts effectively isolate operators from noise and vibration, affording a noticeably quieter cab.
Three productivity modes (high-productivity, power, economy) allow an operator to choose the digging style that fits the task at hand. High-productivity delivers more power and faster hydraulic response to move material. Power delivers a balance of power, speed and fuel economy for normal application and economy reduces top speed and helps save fuel. In addition, a “power boost” button on the right-hand control provides extra muscle to drive through tough digging conditions.
John Deere, www.johndeere.com