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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48 Compact Equipment JULY/AUGUST 2018 T R A C K L O A D E R S John Deere The G Series Represents Four Next Generation Models Advice to Buyers "Consider the newest tech- nologies for increasing job- site productivity," says Gregg Zupancic, John Deere prod- uct marketing manager for skid steers and compact track loaders. "Manufacturers are creating intuitive, easy-to-use solutions like on-board grade indication systems. This tech- nology helps operators ac- curately identify the existing grade in real-time and then recheck the grade after the work is done. This can all be done right from the seat of the cab." J ohn Deere started offering dedicated track loaders in 2005 with two models. Over the years, the company has expanded its offering to include four models and nu- merous options and attachments. Completing its full portfolio of G-Series ma- chines this year, the 317G, 325G, 331G and 333G represent the next generation of Deere's compact track loaders, combining proven technologies, enhanced undercar- riages and long-life designs. This includes noticeably more lift height, dump clearance and reach, as well as more breakout force than previous models. Newest to the lineup this year, the mid-frame 325G compact track loader boasts 74 hp to deliver increased performance and higher pushing power. Capable of loading a 10-ft sidewall dump truck or hopper, this model helps operators reach new heights in a medium-sized package, boasting a height to hinge pin of 10 ft, 6 in. The 325G has the same pressurized cab of its large-frame counterparts, designed to keep out excess dust and noise. Knowing that a comfortable operator is a productive operator, cab en- hancements include heated seats, Bluetooth radio, a rearview camera and an industry- leading deluxe LED lighting package that provides increased durability and 50 percent more visibility over standard equipped halogen lights. The large frame G-Series machines have horsepower that is comparable to a small backhoe or crawler, and they also work comfort- ably in tight quarters, so operators can accomplish more with less machine. Operating capacities of up to 3,700 lbs (35 percent of tipping load) give these models the muscle needed to master heavy loads, coupled with a breakout force that has been increased by 40 percent to make lifting heavy loads easier. The new G-Series machines make maintenance simple. The hood can be tilted up easily with gas shocks for convenient ground-level access to dipsticks, fuel- and fluid-filler necks and filters. The operator's station swings up and out of the way in less than two minutes. All fluid fill loca- tions are color-coded to avoid tune-up confusion, and the caps are tethered so that they can't fall onto the ground and attract dirt. Hardened steel duel flanged rollers, triple flanged idlers and drive sprocket powered by a planetary drive system pro- vide ultimate reliability. Standard and optional high-flow auxiliary hy- draulics allow operators to effortlessly run pow- ered attachments, such as hydraulic hammers, cold planers, mulching heads and trenchers — just a few of the 100 attachments available. In fact, its Universal Quik-Tatch enables opera- tors to go from bucket to forks and more in just seconds. Flexible control choices allow contractors to choose between standard EH ISO controls, EH ISO joystick controls that are switchable between ISO- and H-patterns (available on all four models), EH four-way switchable controls that allow operations between ISO- or H-pattern or hand and foot controls of operation within the same machine (331G and 333G). Every John Deere machine comes with a level of comfort through its full machine standard warranty. It promises John Deere will fix any defects in materials or works- manship on its compact equipment for two years after delivery or 2,000 hours. Model Engine Horsepower Net HP Operating Capacity 50 Percent Operating Capacity 35 Percent Operating Weight (Ground Pressure) Tip Load Lift Height (Orientation) Height to Hinge Pin 317G 61 hp 3,035 lbs 2,125 lbs 8,195 lbs (5.5 psi) 6,070 lbs 10 ft, 1 in. (Vertical) 325G 70 hp 3,600 lbs 2,590 lbs 9,500 lbs (5.8 psi) 7,400 lbs 10 ft, 6 in. (Vertical) 331G 89 hp 4,429 lbs 3,100 lbs 11,900 lbs (5.3 psi) 8,857 lbs 11 ft (Vertical) 333G 97 hp 5,285 lbs 3,700 lbs 12,100 lbs (5.3 psi) 10,570 lbs 11 ft (Vertical)

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