John Deere compact track loader is first to feature fully integrated grade control
The 333G compact track loader features SmartGrade grade control technology straight from the factory
John Deere has integrated SmartGrade grade control technology into its 333G compact track loader, marking the first time a fully integrated grade control technology will be available on compact equipment.
"Expanding the abilities of our equipment through leading-edge technology is at the forefront of our priorities," said Luke Gribble, solutions marketing manager at John Deere Construction and Forestry. "By adding SmartGrade technology into the 333G compact track loader, we are providing our customers with the industry's first-ever machine fully integrated with grade control technology, helping them do more with less on the job."
The SmartGrade 333G compact track loader will expand the capabilities of customers working in site development, roadbuilding, landscaping, and residential and commercial building operations by enabling them to take on new tasks and larger jobs that require accuracy.
Operators can complete grading tasks faster with fewer passes
The new compact track loader increases productivity by helping to automatically complete grading tasks faster with fewer passes and less rework compared to working without grade control technology.
Moreover, operators can reap the benefits of using a versatile, more transportable piece of equipment where the grade control system is fully integrated into the machine's structures and software, delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable masts and cables.
DozerMode lets compact track loaders function like crawler dozers
Another benefit of Deere's newest compact track loader is DozerMode, a control solution that enables the EH joystick control system to function like a crawler dozer with the push of a button.
DozerMode is beneficial when operating the machine-equipped, six-way dozer blade attachment that can both cut a grade and spread materials, streamlining attachment needs and setup time. The blade is fine-tuned to meet the performance needs of a compact track loader and does not require tools to change between other attachments. It also enhances the versatility of the machine by accurately and automatically cutting or finishing light materials in tight spaces.
In conjunction with SmartGrade technology, the blade reduces the amount of operator input, ultimately lowering operator fatigue.
"In a market that becomes more competitive by the day, it's important we provide our customers with leading-edge equipment," said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager of skid steers and compact track loaders at John Deere Construction and Forestry. "Integrating our innovative SmartGrade technology into the 333G compact track loader provides our customers with a solution that is transportable, can fit into tight spaces and will ultimately reduce labour costs."
For more on innovation in compact track loaders, check out Heavy Equipment Guide's in-depth report Reimagining the compact track loader.