John Deere launches latest G-Series excavator

By |  July 1, 2016
John Deere’s 870G LC production-class excavator features a Tier 4 Final diesel engine. Photo courtesy of John Deere

John Deere’s 870G LC production-class
excavator features a Tier 4 Final diesel engine.
Photo courtesy of John Deere

John Deere released its 870G LC production-class excavator. According to the company, this excavator follows in the footsteps of its G-Series counterparts with the addition of a Tier 4 Final diesel engine and other customer-influenced updates.

The 87-ton excavator features cooled exhaust gas recirculation, a diesel oxidation catalyst and selective catalytic reduction. It also includes a battery-disconnect switch, spin-on fuel filters, engine and hydraulic oil sample ports, and two additional water separators to maintain long fuel filter life. In its cooling system, the excavator boasts an expansion tank that enhances air pursing, provides makeup fluid when needed and improves overall cooling efficiency, the company says.

According to John Deere, operators will appreciate the excavator’s updated cab, which includes a refined monitor that employs a turn-and-tap rotary control for quick access to a variety of performance and convenience functions.

The 870G LC also offers the Powerwise III engine/hydraulic management system with multiple productivity modes. Fleet managers can also receive Ultimate Uptime featuring John Deere WorkSight from their dealers. With Ultimate Uptime, owners receive pre-delivery and follow-up inspections, five years of JDLink telematics, machine health prognostics and remote diagnostics and programming capability, the company says.

“The 870G LC meets rigid emission regulations, enabling operators to handle the demands of a jobsite without sacrificing power, reliability or ease of operation,” says Mark Wall, excavator product marketing manager for John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Our largest excavator model also boasts more hydraulic flow than its highly productive predecessor and is ideal for loading haul trucks in a quarry, feeding a hopper and working in tough rocky conditions.”

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