John Deere collaborates with customers, upgrades G-Series skid-steers and compact track loaders

November 26, 2019 -  By
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John Deere enhanced its lineup of five small-frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders.

The five models (312GR, 314G, 316GR, 317G, 318G) were introduced to the market more than three years ago. But John Deere worked with customers to better understand their needs and how to improve machinery for maximum productivity, uptime and solutions.

“As we constantly source feedback from our customers, we heard them request minor improvements to the small-frame lineup, such as simplified maintenance, increased visibility and easier connections to attachments,” said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, skid steers and compact track loaders for John Deere Construction & Forestry. “We used this as an opportunity to upgrade our equipment so that it meets their needs and continues to provide quality and performance that our customers expect.”

The improved small-frame G-Series machines feature increased productivity and time-saving options. They can be equipped with an optional rearview camera and cab windows for additional visibility. The upgraded cab offers more comfort so operators for longer-duration jobs. The small-frame cabs also include a new Bluetooth radio option and the redesigned manual control levers have ergonomic grips for increased operator comfort.

The upgrades also include protected auxiliary hydraulic lines. The machines have an optional capability to support two sets of counter weights, providing the operator with greater stability and capacity to lift heavier materials. The new 4-point-tie-down system increases mobility and impact.

Operators can streamline their daily maintenance tasks with color-coded fluid fills and key filters that are mounted near the rear door. Many components include zinc flake hardware for improved protection against corrosion and machine wear.

Operators looking to get the most out of the G-series models can now take advantage of a five-year subscription to JDLink telematics, an application to view critical information about machines in within a fleet. The app provides real-time data, health prognostics and maintenance suggestions.

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