Customer input helps revamp Deere’s G-Series swing machines

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To improve upon the operator experience of its G-Series swing machines, John Deere turned to its customers for feedback. 

The result is several changes to machine design, including new features to improve serviceability.

The updated swing machines, includes eight models 2154G, 2156G, 2654G, 2656G, 3154G, 3156G, 3754G and 3756G, offer increased productivity and uptime, providing a reliable solution for the toughest of jobs.

“After successfully launching the G-Series swing machines in 2016, we wanted to continue to perfect the machines based on customer experience in the field,” said Jarvis De Groot, product marketing manager for John Deere Construction & Forestry.

“The new features, which will be available on the 2019 models and on, will streamline serviceability and improve the machine design, while still retaining the power and productivity of the original models.”

The 2019 machines feature several improvements. A larger travel device improves tractive effort on the 2654G and 2656G machines, as well as select 2154G and 2156G models.

Furthermore, the new LH side door features an easy-to-remove screen, which aids in the removal of collected debris.

A shovel and axe mounting provision on all machines provides a secure and accessible storage location.

Inside the cab

The cabs have also been upgraded to include a USB port for device charging. As well, the auxiliary and USB ports  were relocated behind the seat.

The side-entry cab features a larger gas strut for the door and new handrail, improving entry and exit. Additionally, satellite radio is no longer required with the Convenience Deluxe package on the side-entry and rear-entry cabs.

Deere also improved serviceability on the G-Series swing machines. A pre-cleaner for engine air intake of the Tier 4 Final engines improves air filter life, while fuel shut-off valves eliminate fuel leakage and spillage during fuel filter changes. 

A new hinged AC condenser improves access, making it easier to clean out debris trapped between the radiator and AC condenser. 

The G-Series machines also feature remote grease lines for the boom cylinder base pins, improving ground-level serviceability. An optional hydraulic oil level alarm provides an audible and visible alarm when the hydraulic oil level is extremely low and requires immediate machine shut down.

JDLink is standard on swing machines

In addition to the new changes, the G-Series machines still incorporate the most popular features from the original models. The John Deere swing machines come standard with JDLink telematics five years in base, which offers owners and operators remote diagnostics and streamlined connectivity.