John Deere has upgraded its large frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders with a EH Boom Performance Package.
The new feature is available as a factory-installed option on the 330G and 332G skid steers, and the 331G and 333G compact track loaders.
“We designed our G-Series machines with customer response in mind, and we’re committed to the continuous use of this invaluable feedback,” said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager for John Deere Construction and Forestry. “Our EH Boom Performance Package automates repetitive tasks and improves job site efficiencies and safety. With this new technology, operators can feel more confident and productive than ever before.”
The EH Boom Performance Package is designed to help trim cycle times, increase production and improve jobsite awareness by automating repetitive functions.
The electronic self-level (ESL) feature automatically keeps the bucket, pallet forks or attachment level, so the operator does not need to make adjustments when raising or lowering the boom to prevent material spillage.
As well, the EH Boom Performance Package includes updated joysticks with built-in detent positions to activate the operator programmable boom and bucket functions.
The return to dig (RTD) feature allows the operator to automatically reset the bucket or attachment into a ready-to-work position. The return to carry (RTC) feature allows the operator to automatically reset the boom and bucket into an operator-designated ready-to-carry position for transportation of materials. Furthermore, the boom height kickout (BHKO) feature allows the operator to set the boom height based on a low ceiling in an indoor application, or the height above a truck sidewall or a hopper. Then, using the joystick detent, the boom automatically stops at the preset position, reducing the chances of equipment damage.
The package aims to bring big loader functionality to Deere’s compact construction line as well as enhance the capabilities of the refined vertical-lift boom design in the large-frame G-Series.
The height to hinge pin is 3.35 metres, enabling operators to easily load dump trucks, feed mixers or fill hoppers. The lift path on the G-Series extends an additional 15 cm from the machine.