Deere adds 5 compact loaders to its P-Tier lineup

A John Deere CTL dumps a bucket full of dirt

John Deere has added five new skid steer loader and compact track loader models to its P-Tier line of machines.

The new introductions include the 330 and 334 P-Tier skid steers and the 331, 333 and 335 P-Tier CTLs.

The loaders feature a brand-new one-piece cab design with premium options, enhanced tech features and an overall increase in operating power.

Alongside the new machines, Deere also debuted new attachments, including the MK76 and MH72D mulching heads and the CP40G cold planer.

“We are beyond excited to introduce the latest John Deere P-Tier compact machines, including the brand-new 334 and 335 P-Tier models,” said Emily Pagura, Product Marketing Manager for John Deere.

“Our customers and dealers have been instrumental in driving the development of these new models, and can now experience even more power, technology and innovation on the P-Tier compact track loaders and skid steers.”

Enhanced operator comfort

Prioritizing operator comfort and capability, the new P-Tier models boast larger, fully redesigned operator stations. Built from the ground up with direct feedback provided by customers, the new models feature multiple styling upgrades. The new operator station is sealed, pressurized and isolated from the frame to help improve operator comfort and productivity. This means that outside noise is lowered, and the cab interior is better protected from the elements.

Customers can experience better insight and customization of machine settings and viewing information on the 20-cm premium touchscreen display interface. When the premium display is selected, a range of standard features and benefits are included within the software.

Also enhancing comfort, a new premium heated and ventilated seat allows those working in all types of climates to be comfortable during hot summers or frigid winters.

Aiding operators to focus on the task at hand, hands-free Bluetooth calling capabilities allow the operator to communicate.

Onboard Grade Indicate is standard on the new touchscreen display. This feature displays the cross-slope and main-fall of the machine in either degrees or per cent and allows operators to use a relative benchmark to assist in maintaining a desired grade.

For control, the optimized joystick controllers enable more tasks to be completed with easy to reach and adjustable controls that offer personalized setup. The new 25 Button SSM puts all functions in one spot, eliminates rocker switches, and makes it easier to quickly make machine adjustments while operating.

Easy engine access

With a focus on serviceability, the new cab tilts up in one piece, giving ground-level, all around access to the engine, drivetrain and undercarriage of the machine. A single operator or technician can raise the boom and enable the mechanical lock out from within the cab. In addition, visibility has increased 20 per cent compared to G-Series compact loaders, improving visibility out the front, sides and back to the machine.

Grade control features

Built upon the legacy of the large frame G-Series machines, the new P-Tier machines take technology capabilities and performance to a new level. The 333 and 335 P-Tier Compact Track Loaders can be equipped with SmartGrade Ready including 2D grade control or 3D SmartGrade with Topcon.

Operators now have more power at their command and more capabilities and control than ever before, with a new hydraulic system designed to help maximize efforts on the job.

On Board Diagnostics enable an operator to easily navigate through a diagnostic and settings menu structure to look up detailed information on current machine settings and any active codes. With the new monitor option, any active diagnostic trouble codes will also contain more detailed descriptions about the issue and not just a code number.

New tech and machine capabilities

The skids steers and compact track loaders are available with two brand new technology capabilities, including Attachment Manager and Surround View. Attachment Manager, available as an upgrade on the 330, 331 and 333 P-Tier machines and standard on the 334 and 335 P-Tier models, takes the guesswork out of determining optimal attachment performance parameters by enabling preprogrammed flow and pressure for John Deere attachments, resulting in optimal productivity.

From displaying the key attachment parameters on the screen while running to being able to save or select performance parameters depending on the tool, this new feature helps increase operator confidence and productivity. As well, it helps prevent damage to the attachment correlated to incorrect machine settings during usage.

Surround View technology, available on all P-Tier models, stitches together the view from around the machine to provide a birds-eye image to the operator to assist with increasing situational awareness and giving more confidence to operators to navigate jobsites with ease.

When reversing, the display will automatically switch to the rearview camera which gives the operator a closer view of what’s behind the machine. Surround View dynamically integrates two boom mounted cameras in addition to a rear camera onto a dedicated monitor that provides a 270-degress view of the sides and rear of the machine. Adding enhanced visibility and situational awareness for operators can help prevent damage and keep operators safer on the job.

The John Deere Operations Center will continue to be included on all large-frame compact loaders, enabling fleet managers to monitor machine location, codes, fuel usage and other key features more efficiently. Enabling data sharing with a dealer streamlines maintenance and repairs and can help prevent downtime when issues are identified early.

John Deere Quik-Tatch updates

As John Deere rolls out the latest P-Tier CTL and SSL options, it also debuts Quick-Tatch system updates and three new attachment offerings. A full overhaul of the John Deere Quik-Tatch coupler means customers can experience less downtime and continue to easily switch back and forth between attachments. Also, both install implementation and design improvements have been made to increase customer confidence, making for a more efficient jobsite.

Entering the market as part of the more than 100 attachment offerings available by John Deere, the CP40G Cold Planer, and MK76 and MH72D Mulching Heads help expand jobsite capabilities.

The CP40G Cold Planer, powered by industry-leading Wirtgen Group milling machine and cutting technology, provides intuitive in-cab controls, including tilt float activation for seamless pass matching across rolling terrain.

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The model can slide horizontally from left to right, for ultra-capable control, and is designed for easy pick replacement to boost uptime.

Visible indicators for side plate depth, tilt angle and milling drum cut boundary ensure jobsite accuracy, while an optional pressure gauge aids in monitoring milling performance. Additionally, the optional water tank mounts within the cold planer frame to provide convenient filling and the nozzle kit effectively suppresses dust. In addition, this model is compatible with the 333, 334 and 335 P-Tier machines.

Looking at the latest in mulching attachments, the MK76 and MH72D Mulching Heads are designed to work with the 333, 334 and 335 P-Tier models to take on land clearing needs in stringy, fibrous, dense and fast-growing cycles.

Designed to tackle clearing applications, the optimized knife style head on the MK76 is ideal for fibrous vegetation.

In addition, the mulching heads produce the finest chip of all John Deere mulchers, broadcasting discharge to mitigate piles.