Posted December 19, 2014

John Deere Adds New Excavator to Line

John Deere's new 300G LC excavator replaces the 290G LC, with 19% more horsepower and 17% more swing torque and larger hydraulic pumps than its predecessor. According to Mark Wall, excavator product marketing manager, the new model fits applications for underground, road building, commercial construction, energy and pipeline construction. 

John Deere ExcavatorThe 300G LC features a 223 hp certified Final Tier 4 John Deere PowerTech PVS 6.8L engine. Diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning occurs automatically with no impact to machine operation, going up to 15,000 hours before ash removal. The 300G LC features excellent total fluid economy (diesel fuel and DEF).

To increase uptime, John Deere designed the new 300G LC with a larger hood for improved engine access. For convenience, the nine-pin diagnostic connector was moved into the cab to reduce diagnostic testing time for technicians. Other improvements include a single side ground level fluid filter service, which moves the engine oil, fuel, and hydraulic pilot oil filters to ground level on the right side of the machine and adds a service door for easy access to change filters. 

Sensor mounting brackets are welded to the boom, arm, dogbone, counterweight, and mainframe at the factory, enabling immediate install of Topcon, Trimble, Leica or other grade reference systems. A programmable thumb attachment mode is also available and enables operators to program oil flow for thumb attachments with the monitor.

Customers will appreciate the new handrails as well. The handrails help maintain contact when climbing the upper structure to service the engine, improving service accessibility and security. The optional light package now includes a hood light to provide greater visibility to the engine compartment to easily see daily service points. The hood light is ideal for customers who work in dark or low light environments, or those who run multiple shifts and may need to conduct late night fuel and lube operations. 

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