New Skid Steer Loaders and Compact Track Loaders

For the construction industry, the right equipment makes a big difference on project performance—and equipment manufacturers are continuing to advance machinery with the construction industry in mind.

Consider the new Final Tier 4 G-Series skid steers and compact track loader from John Deere, which were designed for rental, ag material handling, construction, and landscape customers. The company says the new models improve reliability and serviceability and have new customer-requested features aimed at enhancing operator and machine productivity and uptime, while lowering daily operations.

The G-Series machines have an improvement in horsepower-to-weight ratios and optimized boom design. Construction companies also have the choice between a radial or vertical lift. Of the five models, three have vertical lift options and two have radial lift options.

The vertical-lift design provides visibility with clear sight lines both above and below the boom, which enables easier grading in tight spaces. In comparison, the radial-lift option is designed for lower maintenance and optimal digging. The company says this is version is ideal when more reach is needed at mid-range lift heights, such as dumping over a foundation wall, backfilling, or loading a flatbed trailer.

The 316GR, 318G, and 317G provide 24% more engine power and all of the G-Series machines provide 11% additional fuel capacity compared to previous models for daylong productivity and uptime.

The company says all G-Series models are compatible with more than 100 available Worksite Pro attachments for improved jobsite performance.

While this is one example, equipment continues to advance, keeping in mind the needs of the construction industry. John Deere is one such company that understand the challenges in the space and is continuing to deliver new skid steer loaders and compact track loaders for construction.

Posted: 2/26/2016 12:00:00 AM



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