New John Deere Graders Offer Unrivaled Choice, Productivity
Better Roads Staff
All G-Series graders also have keyless start with multiple security codes, enabling owners to control the who has access to the grader. JD Link Ultimate is also standard equipment.
Engine and Transmission
Deere PowerTech Plus™ 9.0-liter high torque Tier 3 engines provide best-in-class lugging and best-in-class low RPM power, with standard variable horsepower. Coupled with the heavy-duty Deere transmission with EBS (Event Based Shifting) transmission software, operators will not only enjoy plenty of power to get the job done but will also experience extraordinary smoothness.
The rear axles feature automatic differential lock. The hydraulic clutch-style differential lock can be engaged on the go.
Three of the six new G-Series models have six-wheel drive rather than tandem drive, enabling them to power through the toughest cuts with power flowing to all wheels. As a result, operators enjoy increased traction and a 30-percent increase in tractive effort. Six-wheel-drive units also have a precision mode for ultra-low speed operations and steering compensation to help pull the machine through a turn. These models are the 672G, 772G and 872G.
All G-Series machines have programmable auto-shutdown for fuel savings.
John Deere believes that easy-to-service machines are important to increased uptime and low daily operating costs. That’s why each G-Series motor grader has been engineered with a convenient transmission, hydraulic and differential filter bank for fast access. There’s also ground level fueling and a swing-out cool-on-demand automatic reversing fan standard on every model.
“If you work in a dusty environment or one prone to debris, the standard auto reversing fan is going to save you time and maintenance costs,” Stickler said. “The entire cooling package folds out for easy cleanout.”
Deere’s NeverGrease™ pin joints mean a 56-percent reduction in greasing, leading to more time and money savings.
“NeverGrease joints will last longer,” Stickler said. “And the tighter joints will also improve the accuracy of your blade work.”
The multi-function LCD color monitor lets the operator continuously track vital machine readings and temperatures. Other items shown include diagnostics system analysis and the view from the optional rear camera. Additional G-Series enhancements include increased blade lift height, increased circle throat clearance and a large tapered roller bearing in the articulation joint. A Balderson-style front lift group has been added to make it easier to attach snow equipment.
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is the world’s leading provider of advanced products and services for agricultural and forestry and a major provider of advanced products and services for construction, lawn and turf care, landscaping and irrigation.
John Deere also provides financial services worldwide and manufactures and markets engines used in heavy equipment. Since it was founded in 1837, the company has extended its heritage of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation around the globe. John Deere Construction & Forestry produces more than 120 machine models and distributes its construction, forestry and worksite products through a network of more than 1,300 dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.JohnDeere.com.
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