Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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T R A C T O R S S K I D S T E E R S 30 Compact Equipment JULY/AUGUST 2018 S K I D S T E E R S John Deere Eight Units from the Popular Construction, Landscape and Ag Brand Advice to Buyers "Operators are continually searching for new ways to in- crease jobsite productivity, and manufacturers are intro- ducing new technologies to meet these needs," says Gregg Zupancic, John Deere product marketing manager for skid steers and compact track load- ers. "New capabilities like the automation of return-to-dig and ready-to-carry machine positions can help trim cycle times and speed production during repetitive tasks." O ver the years, John Deere has improved each generation of skid steer from its original 24 Model to the current state-of-the-art G-Series lineup, which, despite their compact size, can handle tasks that were once reserved for larger equip- ment. John Deere's lineup of skid steers range in size and power from under 50 hp (312GR and 314G) to 50 to 75 hp (316GR, 318G, 320G and 324G) to more than 75 hp (330G and 332G). Rounding out the G-Series portfolio this year, the new 320G and 324G skid steers boast a 69- to 74-hp range to deliver increased performance and higher pushing power. All three models are capable of loading a 10-ft sidewall dump truck or hopper, help- ing operators reach new heights in a medium-sized package. Like their large frame counterparts, the mid-frame G-Series models offer flexible control choices, allowing contractors to choose between standard manual foot, (EH) ISO joystick controls, per- formance package options switchable between ISO- and H-patterns controls and also for adjusting drive system response, boom and bucket speeds or for setting creep mode on demand. The large-frame models make big jobs feel small, says John Deere, with impressive specs and productivity-enhancing fea- tures to tackle the toughest tasks. Pow- ered by smooth-running, turbocharged Tier 4 Final engines, the 91-gross-hp 330G and 100-gross-hp 332G meet rig- id emissions standards while packing plenty of power and torque. The unique boom design keeps loads close to the machine with a low center of gravity and optional self-leveling controls. Best- in-class visibility gets even better with an optional rearview camera that dis- plays the action behind on an upfront monitor and an optional LED lighting package that provides front and side il- lumination for extended days and after- dark tasks. The small-frame models (312GR- 318G) include: two vertical- and two radial-lift options; big reliability and ser- viceability; and customer-requested fea- tures aimed at improving operator and machine productivity and uptime and lowering daily operating costs. The ver- tical-lift design on the 314G and 318G provides all-around visibility with clear sight lines both above and below the boom to enable easier grading in tight spaces. The radial-lift option used on the 312GR and 316GR offers an exclusive one-person boom lockout system for safety that can be activated from within the cab. Every John Deere machine comes with a level of comfort through its full machine standard warranty, promising to fix any defects in materials or worksmanship for two years after delivery or 2,000 hours. Model Engine Horsepower Net HP Operating Capacity 50 Percent Bucket Breakout Force Operating Weight Tip Load Lift Height (Orientation) Height to Hinge Pin 312GR 48 hp 1,550 lbs 5,000 lbs 5,995 lbs 3,100 lbs 9 ft, 7 in. (Radial) 316GR 61 hp 1,750 lbs 5,250 lbs 6,375 lbs 3,500 lbs 9 ft, 7 in. (Radial) 314G 48 hp 1,760 lbs 5,000 lbs 6,315 lbs 3,520 lbs 10 ft (Vertical) 318G 61 hp 1,945 lbs 6,000 lbs 6,475 lbs 3,890 lbs 10 ft (Vertical) 320G 66 hp 2,190 lbs 6,000 lbs 7,150 lbs 4,380 lbs 10 ft, 2 in. (Vertical) 324G 70 hp 2,690 lbs 8,750 lbs 7,700 lbs 5,380 lbs 10 ft, 6 in. (Vertical) 330G 89 hp 3,000 lbs 10,300 lbs 9,900 lbs 6,000 lbs 11 ft (Vertical) 332G 97 hp 3,600 lbs 13,904 lbs 10,000 lbs 7,200 lbs 11 ft (Vertical)

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