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Contractors World - International Vol 4 No 3
John Deere E-Series Skid
Steers and Compact Track
Loaders
The new E-Series line of skid steer loaders and
compact track loaders (CTLs) from John Deere
includes five skid steer models and four new
compact track loaders, each with Interim Tier
Four or Final Tier Four engines and several
improvements designed to enhance operator
and machine productivity.
“The E-Series skid steers and compact track loaders are one of the finest examples of customer-driven product
development the John Deere Commercial Worksite Products group has ever offered,” said Gregg Zupancic, product
marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “We asked hundreds of customers how we could make
this equipment better. They told us, and we responded.”
The large-frame skid steers and CTLs feature a flat floor design with 25 percent more foot room than previous
models, giving operators more comfort in the cab. Lower noise levels also contribute to reduced operator fatigue
and increased productivity. All models include low-effort electro-hydraulic (EH) controls for additional comfort and
ease of operation.
Other new standard features include connect-under-pressure auxiliary hydraulic couplers, and a new courtesy
lighting feature that automatically shuts the machine lights off after operation.
Other features include a pressurized cab with good all-round visibility, auto-idle to help conserve fuel and best-
in-class service access.
The skid steers and CTLs are powered by Yanmar 3.3 or 3.1 litre diesel engines. The large-frame model engines
provide up to 10 percent more horsepower than the previous D-Series models. Engines over 75 hp will meet
Interim Tier 4 emissions requirements, while engines under 75 hp will be Final Tier 4 compliant.
50G and 60G John Deere Compact
Excavators
The John Deere 50G and 60G Compact Excavators are the
newest models to join the G-Series line. The units feature
a wide variety of improvements, many of which affect the
cab design to improve visibility, operator comfort and thus
productivity.
“These new machines continue to expand on the success
of John Deere’s larger line of G-Series excavators,” said
Mark Wall, product marketing manager for excavators, John
Deere Construction & Forestry. “We continue to implement customer-
inspired features such as a widened and lengthened cab for improved operator comfort and a Final Tier 4 solution
offering a seamless operation experience with no interruption. And like our other compacts, our two largest models
excel in close-quarters work and are easy to transport.”
The 50G (36 hp/ 26.8 kW) and 60G (53 hp/ 39.6 kW) are outfitted with a DOC/DPF aftertreatment device to
meet the Final Tier 4 emissions requirements.
One of the biggest additions to both models is a new door design for improved entry and visibility to the left
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