Posted February 3, 2021

Compact track loader with integrated grade control

John Deere now offers its SmartGrade proprietary grade control technology on its 333G compact track loader.

The SmartGrade 333G compact track loader will expand the capabilities of customers working in site development, roadbuilding, landscaping, residential and commercial building operations by enabling them to take on new tasks and larger jobs that require accuracy. It will increase productivity by helping to automatically complete grading tasks faster with fewer passes and less rework when compared with working without grade control technology.

John Deere 333G compact track loader
John Deere now offers SmartGrade, its proprietary grade control technology, on its 333G compact track loader.

The grade control system is fully integrated into the machine’s structures and software, delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable masts and cables.

The unit features DozerMode, a control solution that enables the EH joystick control system to function like a crawler dozer with the push of a button.

DozerMode uses the John Deere-designed and -built, six-way dozer blade attachment that can cut a grade and spread materials, streamlining attachment needs and setup time. The blade is fine-tuned to meet the performance needs of a compact track loader and does not require tools to change between other attachments. It also enhances the versatility of the machine by accurately and automatically cutting or finishing light materials in tight spaces. In conjunction with SmartGrade technology, the blade reduces the amount of operator input, ultimately lowering operator fatigue.

“In a market that becomes more competitive by the day, it’s important we provide our customers with leading-edge equipment,” says Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, skid steers and compact track loaders, John Deere Construction and Forestry. “Integrating our innovative SmartGrade technology into the 333G compact track loader provides our customers with a solution that is transportable, can fit into tighter spaces and will ultimately reduce labor costs.”