Skid-steer, compact loaders optimize boom performance

By |  January 3, 2014

John Deere’s latest additions to its E-Series line of skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders feature design and performance enhancements based on customer feedback, the company says.

Two skid steer models – the 318E and 320E – and two compact track loader models – the 319E and 323E – join large-frame models that were introduced earlier this year. John Deere says these latest machines include upgraded boom performance, auxiliary lines that are integrated through the boom for improved visibility and added protection, and cab improvements aimed at improving operator and machine productivity, uptime and lower daily operating costs.

In addition, John Deere says it offers all major control patterns on these models, including traditional hand and foot controls, hand-only controls, or low-effort, electro-hydraulic joystick controls in both the ISO and “H” patterns. The E-Series also features an option that allows operators to switch between all three industry control patterns so contractors can choose the control pattern they’re most comfortable using.

Other new features are connect-under-pressure auxiliary hydraulic couplers and courtesy lighting that stays on up to 90 seconds after the engine is shut down.

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