Posted June 30, 2016

John Deere Updates Reduced-Tail-Swing Excavators

John Deere continues updating its line, now including the 135G and 245G LC reduced-tail-swing excavators. The maneuverable excavators are equipped with Tier 4 final diesel engines, the 135G has 101 hp, the 245G LC nets out at 159 hp.

jd 135 g excavator“The tail-swing radius of the 135G and 245G LC excavators helps contractors work through the challenges of tight operating spaces with the ability to work in and around obstacles,” said Mark Wall, excavator product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Aside from the emissions update, we’ve used this opportunity to add a few features based on customer feedback, including a standard rearview camera, standard factory-installed auxiliary hydraulics with programmable attachment modes and upper structure handrails that provide multiple points of contact when accessing the engine compartment.”

The 135G and 245G LC maximize efficiency with a Powerwise III hydraulic system that balances engine performance with hydraulic flow for predictable operation. Three productivity modes let operators choose the digging style that fits the job. High productivity delivers more power and faster hydraulic response to move more material, power delivers a balance of power, speed and fuel economy for normal operation, and economy reduces top speed and helps save fuel.

Easy to service and maintain, the 135G and 245G LC include grouped service points and at-a-glance gauges, along with an easily accessible battery disconnect switch that extends battery life. The engine requires no diesel particulate filter (DPF), and extended service intervals help maximize uptime.

D-channel side frames house and protect the coolers and engine, along with a sealed and lubricated undercarriage that features large idlers, rollers and strutted track links.

A multi-language LCD monitor and rotary dial provide intuitive access to a wealth of information and functions. The excavators also include an automatic, high-velocity bi-level climate-control system with automotive-style adjustable louvers to help keep the glass clear and the cab comfortable.