John Deere’s graders now feature low emission engines
John Deere fits low emission engines in graders
John Deere is fitting its G-series graders with the firm’s PowerTech, Tier 4 Final compliant engines. The engine update has also allowed engineers to install a number of other customer-inspired upgrades. In addition to the new emissions solution the machines benefit from better all-around lighting, a more modern radio, an improved rear view camera with a dedicated monitor, and upgraded cab features.
The G-Series still includes 12 models (670G/GP, 672G/GP, 770G/GP, 772G/GP, 870G/GP, 872G/GP) with power ranging from 164-214kW and six of the units feature six-wheel drive. All the models weigh the same as their predecessors and visibility remains good to the sides and rear. The direct-drive transmission with its smooth, event-based shifting is retained. Operators do not have to worry about diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning as this is automatic. After extensive testing, John Deere’s DPF can go up to 15,000 hours before ash removal.
John Deere offers new LED worklights for better illumination and operators can fit satellite radio with Bluetooth capability, while a new laminated cab glass option will be available.
Customers continue to get a steering wheel and can choose from the console-mounted control pattern or armrest-mounted fingertip Controls. The latter offers the operator a choice between both lever steering and the steering wheel. The firm says the G-Series Controls provide a smooth, response and power whether the application calls for heavy blading or fine grading.
The GP models come factory equipped with bulkhead connectors, sensor mounts, electrical wiring harnesses, integrated Controls, and exclusive moldboard mast mounts. Machines can also be factory-installed with Topcon 3D-MC2 grade control system. All GP models come standard equipped with automated Cross-slope. All John Deere motor graders come standard with the WorkSight technology, for increasing uptime and productivity while lowering operating costs.