A number of new skid steer models have been made available by John Deere, a leading American producer of equipment in the agricultural, construction, landscaping and forestry sectors, among others. The Tier 4 Final G-Series small-frame skid steers were developed over a number of years. The line includes four new models: the 312GR, 314G, 316GR and 318G
“With the addition of these new G-Series models, John Deere now offers a full line of skid steers and compact track loaders to meet the quality, performance and price point needs of today’s customer,” said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Customer input led to increased durability, higher engine power, improved fuel capacity, and updated cab and productivity features.”
According to KHL, the new skid steers have a better power-to-weight ratio, as well as a boom design “that enables lift heights of more than 3m on the vertical lift models and a 20% increase in breakout forces on the radial-lift models.”
Included among the many updates is the use of electric as opposed to hydraulic controls, as well as other technological innovations.
“The newest technologies that are being developed around EH systems are enabling features like switchable controls, transmission response settings, boom/bucket speed settings, selectable accelerator/decelerator modes, and creep-mode settings,” Zupancic said.