John Deere releases large-frame skid-steer, compact track loaders

August 22, 2016 -  By


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John Deere expanded its G-series lineup with the addition of the 330G and 332G large-frame skid-steer and the 331G and 333G compact track loaders.

“There has never been a better time to own compact equipment,” said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager for John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Demand for compact machines that maximize productivity and uptime at low daily operating costs is growing, and John Deere is growing with it by adding powerful new options to our G-Series lineup, like the new large-frame skid-steers and compact track loaders.”

The large-frame G-Series features a refined vertical-lift loader boom design that rises higher, reaches farther and lifts more for quicker and easier loading, John Deere said. Height to hinge pin is 11 feet, and the new lift path that extends an additional six inches from the machine.

Increased rated operating capacities of up to 3,700 pounds give these models the muscle needed to master heavy loads, coupled with a breakout force that has been increased by 40 percent to make lifting heavy loads easier, the company said.

Standard and optional high-flow auxiliary hydraulics also let users effortlessly run powered attachments, such as hydraulic hammers, cold planers, mulching heads and trenchers. All auxiliary hydraulic lines and wiring on new machines are now routed through the boom where they’re more protected and out of the operator’s sightline.

Additional features include a tightly sealed swing-out door; ample foot-and legroom; unobstructed sight lines to the bucket corners, the edge of the tires or tracks and the job site ahead; an optional rearview camera and an optional LED lighting package that provides front and side illumination.

Contractors can choose between standard electrohydraulic (EH) ISO controls, EH ISO joystick controls or options that are switchable between ISO- and H-patterns, or EH 3-way switchable controls that allow operations between ISO- or H-pattern, or hand and foot controls of operation within the same machine.

The cabs and floors are sealed and pressurized to keep out dust and excess noise, and a footwell clean-out makes debris management easier than ever, minimizing costly maintenance and downtime.

Another key improvement on the G-Series large-frame machines is the integration of John Deere WorkSight, a telematics solution that increases uptime while lowering operating costs. JDLink Ultimate machine monitoring provides real-time data and health prognostics to suggest maintenance solutions. Remote diagnostics enable a dealer to read codes, record performance data and even update software without a trip to the job site.

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