Deere adds on-board grade indication to G-Series skid-steers, CTLs

October 3, 2018 -  By

John Deere added an on-board grade indication option to its large-frame G-Series skid-steers (330G and 332G) and the large-frame G-Series compact track loaders (331G and 333G)

John Deere track loader with on-board grade

Photo: John Deere

Available as a factory or field kit option, this new feature is ideal for job sites that involve leveling and slope work, according to John Deere.

“Our industry-exclusive on-board grade indication was designed to be an indispensable unit for applications like water drainage, general site prep and clearing work, allowing operators to accurately monitor and alter grades from the seat of the cab,” said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, skid-steers and compact track loaders for John Deere Construction & Forestry. “This feature is intuitive and easy to use so operators can take advantage of this technology without specialized training.”

The integrated on-board grade indication option provides operators with an accurate readout of the cross slope and main-fall slope of the machine. The machine’s cross slope and main-fall slope information is displayed in real time through the machine’s main display monitor. The readout can be easily configured to display either percentage or degrees depending on preference.

The absolute and relative slope readouts provide enhanced information to the operator for specific applications. The absolute value readout is useful for providing information during general grading applications that do not need a local grade reference, according to the manufacturer. The relative value readout is well suited for operators looking to alter grade relative to an existing or reference grade.

 

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