John Deere updates its 190G wheeled excavator

John Deere 190G

Ideal for municipalities and work in heavily populated areas, John Deere’s revamped 190G W excavator provides customers with a “Swiss army knife” for clearing ditches, repairing potholes, loading trucks or moving Jersey barriers.

The 190G W features a 173 hp diesel engine that meets Final Tier 4 emission regulations without aftertreatment devices.

As well, a lightweight, split-type hood provides wide-open access to the engine from the front, and same-side filters and water separator at ground level simplify maintenance. The wheeled model boasts an operating weight between 19,700 and 20,500 kg.

“The wheeled excavator is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in the market, and the 190G W now features Final Tier 4 emission technology, along with other customer-inspired updates,” said Jonathan Spendlove, excavator product marketing manager for John Deere Construction and Forestry.

“With the 190G W, you can dig like a tracked excavator and move the wheeled machine around from site to site without having to invest in a truck and trailer.”

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The 190G W possesses a short wheelbase to easily slip into close quarters.

For close-up work, customers can opt for a two-piece boom. The excavator can move between job sites with a top speed of 35 km/h, while its rubber tires won’t damage concrete or asphalt.

A spacious cab comes equipped with an easy-to-navigate LCD monitor that lets the operator dial in a wealth of machine information and functionality.

On the outside of the machine, LED lights connected to the reconfigured counterweight require less maintenance and increase visibility on the jobsite. A standard battery-disconnect switch and larger handrail keep operator safety a priority.

The 190G W is protected by a heavy-duty undercarriage and durable D-channel side frames. Added strength comes from welded bulkheads within the boom that resist torsional stress, tungsten-carbide thermal-coated arm surfaces and oil-impregnated bushings. An enlarged cover provides additional protection for the blade cylinder. As well, a reinforced outrigger cylinder further boosts component durability.