October 2018 Vol. 73 No. 10

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John Deere Backhoe, Tractor Loader Upgrades Provide Job-Site Solutions

The John Deere 310L EP Backhoe and 210L EP Tractor Loader are the latest construction equipment models to undergo updates, with a focus on engine technology and other model adjustments to improve productivity and uptime, and lower daily operating costs.

“Our goal is to continue to support the ‘EP strategy’ and to offer an effective backhoe solution under the 56-kW power level, which allows for greater flexibility to meet emission regulations,” said Brian Hennings, product marketing manager, backhoes and tractor loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “This solution offers rental customers simpler technology, reduced maintenance requirements, greater reliability and a lower acquisition price.”

The 310L EP and 210L EP feature a Yanmar 3.3L Interim Tier 4 diesel engine. At 69-horsepower, it complies with EPA FT4 emission regulations without aftertreatment, minimizing machine complexity and the number of parts needed to maintain a fleet.

A new variable displacement hydraulic pump delivers increased flow and enhanced power management. As the engine load increases, the pump modulates flow in order to balance the power split between hydraulics and the transmission. Both tractor loaders (210L EP and 210L) received a performance boost of 26-percent faster lift times due to increased hydraulic pump flow, and larger-diameter hoses and tubes. Loader lift capacity increased 18 percent. Improving its popular G-Series large-frame skid steers and compact track loaders,

John Deere added the EH Boom Performance Package. This productivity-boosting feature is available as a factory-installed option on the 330G and 332G skid steers, and the 331G and 333G compact track loaders.

The electronic self-level (ESL) feature automatically keeps the bucket, pallet forks or attachment level so the operator does’t need to make adjustments when raising or lowering the boom to prevent material spillage. Also, updated joysticks with built-in detent positions activate the operator programmable boom and bucket functions.

The return-to-dig (RTD) and return-to-carry (RTC) features allow the operator to automatically and easily reset the bucket or attachment into a ready-to-work position, and the boom and bucket into a pre-designated ready-to-carry position.

John Deere, (309) 765-8000, johndeere.com

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