Posted November 28, 2023


The John Deere 85 P-Tier Excavator features a larger, new cab to keep operators comfortable while offering the same productive performance, agility and adaptability as smaller John Deere compact models and the versatile capabilities of the largest excavators in the lineup.

John deere P 85 excavator
The 85 P-Tier offers a spacious and comfortable cab that enhances operator comfort during long hours on the job. 

Featuring an engine horsepower increase of 17 percent compared to the previous model, the added turbocharger enables improved performance at elevated altitudes, increased dig forces and hydraulic pressure, and optimized machine stability.

Offering a reduced-tail-swing configuration, this model boasts enhanced machine flexibility that enables the 85 P-Tier to maneuver nimbly and work efficiently on tight and congested job sites. The ergonomic short-throw pilot joysticks provide precise control while the handy new swing-boom functionality in the joystick eliminates a hard-to-reach floor pedal and clears space to move your legs.

The 85 P-Tier offers a spacious and comfortable cab that enhances operator comfort during long hours on the job. The all-new operator station is more spacious than previous models and features a completely new adjustable and heated air-suspension seat with armrests, comfortable air-conditioning system, and ample entryway and legroom. In addition, the wide expanse of front and side glass, narrow front cab posts, large tinted overhead window, and numerous mirrors enable outstanding visibility. Helping enhanced comfort, the isolated cab mounts help reduce noise and vibration on the job.

Engine performance and hydraulic flow are optimally balanced for predictable operation. Two productivity modes allow the operator to choose the digging style that fits the job: Power delivers a balance of speed and fuel economy for normal operation, while Economy reduces engine speed and helps save fuel. Focusing on durability, large idlers, rollers and strutted links enable the undercarriage to withstand even the most challenging job site conditions. The thick-plate single-sheet mainframe, box-section track frames, double-seal swing bearing, and new boom-cylinder guard deliver rock-solid durability, sources report.

Lastly, the 85 P-Tier Excavator arrives JDLink telematics-ready and connectivity capable. Via a simple dealer-installed hardware kit, customers can analyze critical machine data, track utilization, review diagnostic alerts and more from the John Deere Operations Center. The Operations Center also enables John Deere Connected Support, which uses data from thousands of connected machines to proactively address issues before they arise. Once a customer opts in, the dealer can remotely monitor machine health, diagnose problems and even update machine software without a trip to the job site.

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