USA: John Deere Introduces 50G and 60G Excavators
The John Deere 50G and 60G Compact Excavators are the newest models to join the G-Series line after the introduction of the 35G at World of Concrete 2013.
The 50G and 60G units feature a wide variety of improvements, many of which affect the cab design to improve visibility, operator comfort and thus productivity. These new models are particularly well suited for the rental, commercial/residential building, landscaping, underground and site development segments.
“These new machines continue to expand on the success of John Deere’s larger line of G-Series excavators,” said Mark Wall, product marketing manager for excavators, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “We continue to implement customer-inspired features such as a widened and lengthened cab for improved operator comfort and a Final Tier 4 solution offering a seamless operation experience with no interruption. And like our other compacts, our two largest models excel in close-quarters work and are easy to transport.”
The 50G (36 hp/ 26.8 kW) and 60G (53 hp/ 39.6 kW) are outfitted with a DOC/DPF aftertreatment device to meet the Final Tier 4 emissions requirements. The FT4 design is based on John Deere’s IT4 strategy that has a track record of exceptional reliability. Both models incorporate the popular auto-idle feature that slows engine speed when the pilot-control levers are momentarily released – for reduced fuel consumption and noise.
Press Release, June 5, 2013