Posted March 1, 2016

John Deere Introduces Updated Excavator Models

John Deere G-Series excavator lineup now includes the 130G, 160G LC and 180G LC models. The updated construction-class models are equipped with a Tier 4 final certified engine and offer the reach, digging depth, lift capacity, and arm and bucket dig force required for a variety of industries.

JD excavator 160 G“With powerful digging force, swing torque, and lift capacities that make the most of every gallon of fuel, the 130G, 160G LC and 180G LC are an exceptional addition to any fleet,” said Mark Wall, excavator product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “In addition to the emissions update, we used this as an opportunity to add a few customer inspired features like a programmable thumb attachment, rear view camera and light packages.”

The 130G (98 hp), 160G LC (121 hp) and 180G LC (128 hp) feature a certified Final Tier 4 John Deere PowerTech PVS 4.5L engine. As implemented in the other G-Series models, operators don’t have to worry about diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning as it still occurs automatically with no impact to machine operation, and can go up to 15,000 hours before ash removal. Like its counterparts, all three models feature excellent total fluid economy (diesel fuel and DEF).

The DEF tank is located near the toolbox of each machine within the steps to the service platform. The tank features an integrated spill guard that drains any DEF spillage outside the machine and is conveniently located near the fuel tank to save time during daily service.

Other updates include a hood that provides improved engine access, the nine-pin diagnostic connector was moved into the cab, a rear view camera is now standard, and a programmable thumb attachment mode is also available and enables operators to program oil flow for thumb attachments with the monitor.

Handrails are standard and improve service accessibility and security.