John Deere Updates Versatile 75G and 85G Excavators

Capable of working around congested job sites in efficient fashion, the updated John Deere 75G and 85G excavators boast new customer-inspired features. These include hand-controlled proportional auxiliary hydraulics and the ability to be equipped with a hydraulic coupler that allows the machines to use backhoe buckets.

The 75G and 85G boast a 57-horsepower Final Tier 4 diesel engine outfitted with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) that cleans automatically without impacting the machines’ productivity.
Like all G-Series excavators, the 75G and 85G include an unsurpassed operation environment with spacious, comfortable cabs and easy-to-use, enhanced LCD monitors. A simple turn and tap of the rotary dial allows operators to select work mode, access operating info, check maintenance intervals, source diagnostic codes, adjust cab temperature and tune the radio.

Optional rubber track pads or heavy-duty rubber belts let the updated models work on paved surfaces and even cross curbs without causing damage. Numerous track-widths, bucket and other options allow contractors to customize the excavator to the way they work. The 85G brings additional maneuverability to the job site with an independent swing boom that allows contractors to work closer to curbs, around structures or in the midst of traffic.

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