Customers and Deere Designers Collaborate to Create New G-Series Excavators
The direct result of ongoing collaboration
between excavator customers and Deere engineers, John Deere has launched 3
“We’ve increased power and hydraulic flow while also adding the IT4 engine,” said Mark Wall, John Deere’s excavator product marketing manager. “The end result is 8% more productivity for our customers. They can do more work, faster.”
Customer John Gleim, one of a group of excavator owners that have shared their needs and opinions with Deere for many years, noticed a power gap between
“If you can’t handle trench boxes easily, you’ll find people cheating,” Gleim said. “They won’t use as big a box as is really needed, and pretty soon safety is compromised. We can’t have that – safety is critical to our day-to-day operations. I
Customers also asked Deere for specific visibility improvements in the G-Series cab,
“Based on customer feedback, we redesigned the upper structure to include more glass and more lighting to improve sightlines,” Wall said. “If you can see more around the machine without stretching your neck or leaning out of your seat, you’ll be more comfortable and productive over the course of a shift.”
The new G-Series also retains a number of key features from the previous D-Series, such as the Powerwise III management system that perfectly balances engine and hydraulic performance. Generous hydraulic flow and best-in-class metering ensure powerful digging force, precise, low-effort control and superb multi-function
A spacious, quiet and well appointed operator’s station features a full suspension high-back seat that adjusts independently from or together with the control console to accommodate any size operator.
The next models within the series, the larger 470G, 670G and 870G, will be formally introduced later this summer..
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