John Deere has launched two new excavators (160G LC and 210G LC) models built on the G-Series class. Featuring the design of a more comfortable cab and Interim Tier4-certifed (IT4) engines, the new G-Series hydraulic excavators continue the John Deere tradition of reliability, power and productivity.
“The G-Series models provide impressive arm force, bucket force and lift capacity for applications such as stockpiling overburden, excavating basements, loading trucks, or placing pipe,” said Mark Wall, product marketing manager for excavators, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “These new easily transportable units provide contractors big productivity in a mid-size package.”
Each of the new G-Series excavators feature rugged, field-proven IT4/EU Stage IIIB John Deere PowerTech™ diesel engines, enabling operators to work anywhere jobs are available, including non-attainment areas. The horsepower of these models are 121 hp (160G LC) and 159 hp (210G LC).
Focusing on operator comfort, John Deere redesigned the G-Series cab to be more spacious with a larger entryway and extra legroom. Silicone-filled mounts effectively isolate operators from noise and vibration, affording a noticeably quieter cab. Contractors will also appreciate the fabric-covered high-back seat, unsurpassed all-around visibility, low-effort joysticks, a highly efficient HVAC system, and numerous other amenities to help with productivity. There is no shortage of storage options either. There’s a place for a cooler, cup holders, and a hot/cold box that keeps beverages at just the right temperature.
John Deere also enhanced the multi-language LCD control monitor in the cab to simplify navigation. Now the operator can easily access a wealth of machine information and functionality with a tap and turn of the monitor’s rotary control.
Operators have quick access to information such as engine rpm and oil temperature, and they can easily check maintenance intervals, adjust cab temperature, tune the radio and select productivity modes.