Posted June 17, 2016

Deere Adds 324E to Mid-Frame Skid Steer Line

Calling it "an affordable machine that completely outperforms its size," John Deere's new 324E skid steer offers larger-frame performance in an agile, efficient, compact design. The 74 hp machine includes upgraded controls and boom performance, auxiliary lines integrated through the boom and cab improvements aimed at improving uptime. 

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 “The addition of the 324E is a great complement to our portfolio and provides contractors even more freedom to choose a skid steer that best suits their application needs,” said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “We’re confident our customers won’t find a more owner- and operator-friendly skid steer on the market, and that’s because their input was the inspiration behind the best-in-class experience operators can expect from the E-Series line as a whole.”

John Deere offers all major control patterns on the 324E, so the operator can decide how the work gets done. This includes ISO, H-pattern, or foot/joystick electrohydraulic (EH) joystick controls. The E-Series also features an industry-exclusive option that allows the operator to switch between all three control patterns, at any time, with the push of a button. 

The 324E also includes improvements that enhance performance and make the machines more versatile. The patented vertical-lift boom design provides best-in-class performance throughout the lift path. It also offers greater reach (10 ft. 6 in.), clearing high sideboards, and even dumps to the center of tandem-axle trucks.

Best-in-class visibility from the cab is another key highlight of the 324E. Expansive curved front glass, a large top window and low side windows make it easy to see the surrounding job site. Even with an expanded engine compartment, best-in-class sightlines provide a clear view of the action behind the operator. With a noticeably larger entryway and all-glass curved door providing wide-open access, getting in and out of these skid steers has never been easier.

the 324E is compatible with more than 100 Worksite Pro attachments. You can find more information here: and here: 324E.