Capable of working around congested job sites in efficient fashion, the updated John Deere and excavators boast new customer-inspired features, including hand-controlled proportional auxiliary hydraulics and the ability to be equipped with a hydraulic coupler that allows the machines to use backhoe buckets.
“The standard hand-controlled proportional auxiliary hydraulics allow the operator to run attachments on the 75G and 85G at a desired speed. The operator can work very slowly for delicate work, like picking a piece of landscape stone or faster via full flow to open the thumb and drop debris,” said Mark Wall, product marketing manager, excavators, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Couple that with the standard pattern changer, the rubber pads, the standard blade, and these machines come from the factory ready to work in a variety of applications.”
The 75G and 85G boast a 57-horsepower Final Tier 4 diesel engine outfitted with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) that cleans automatically without impacting the machines’ productivity. Like all G-Series excavators, the 75G and 85G include an unsurpassed operation environment with spacious, comfortable cabs and easy-to-use enhanced LCD monitors. A simple turn and tap of the rotary dial allows operators to select work mode, access operating info, check maintenance intervals, source diagnostic codes, adjust cab temperature and tune the radio. The cab includes a comfortable, fabric-covered adjustable suspension seat with ample legroom. The wide expanse of front and side glass, narrow front cab posts, large tinted overhead hatch and numerous mirrors provide all-around visibility.
Optional rubber track pads or heavy-duty rubber belts let the updated models work on paved surfaces and even cross curbs without causing damage. Numerous track-widths, bucket and other options allow contractors to customize the excavator to the way they work. The 85G brings additional maneuverability to the job site with an independent swing boom that allows contractors to work closer to curbs, around structures or in the midst of traffic.