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John Deere Construction & Forestry - 300G LC Excavators

If you need to serve up more productivity, the 300G LC Excavator has an insatiable appetite for work. Loaded with a rugged EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV PowerTech™ diesel engine, the 300G LC Excavator will fast-track your bottom line. Meeting stringent emission standards, this machine delivers the best combination of performance, efficiency, and reliability without sacrificing power or torque. Optimized hydraulics yield more muscle, so you can get in, get done, and get on to the next job. Even with its extra ability, this excavator doesn't compromise the smooth control and multifunction capability that have become the trademarks of Deere excavators. And if you're hungry for even more productivity, add any of the many available options and pile even more on your plate.

Features & Benefits

Speed cycles

Generous flow, arm force, and swing torque help speed cycles. So you can do your best to stay on schedule or ahead of the weather.


Powerwise III perfectly balances engine performance and hydraulic flow for predictable operation. Three productivity modes allow you to choose the digging style that fits the job.


Auto-idle automatically reduces engine speed when hydraulics aren't in use. Auto-shutdown further preserves precious fuel.


A rugged EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV PowerTech diesel engine meets rigid emission regulations, enabling you to work, wherever there's work — without compromising power, reliability, or ease of operation.


Our field-proven technology is simple, fluid efficient, fully integrated, and fully supported. It employs field-proven cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), easy-to-maintain high-uptime exhaust filters, and selective catalytic reduction (SCR).

Hood design

A new hood design ensures optimal visibility to the sides and rear, even with the increased under-the-hood space requirements of EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV components.


A John Deere exclusive, three welded bulkheads within the boom resist torsional stress for unsurpassed durability. Booms, arms, and mainframes are so tough; they're warranted for three years or 10,000 hours.


Tungsten-carbide coating creates an extremely wear-resistant surface to protect the all-important bucket-to-arm joint. Oil-impregnated bushings enhance durability and extend grease intervals to 500 hours for the arm-and-boom joint.


Operators will also appreciate the comfortable fabric-covered high-back seat and generous legroom in the spacious, well-appointed cab.


As always, unsurpassed all-round visibility, low-effort joysticks, a highly efficient HVAC system, and numerous other amenities provide everything your operators need to do their best work.


Multi-language LCD monitor and rotary dial provide intuitive access to a wealth of information and functions. Just turn and tap to select work mode, access operating info, check maintenance intervals, source diagnostic codes, and adjust cab temperature.

Serviceability & Uptime

Swing open the side panels and you'll discover many of the numerous ways this excavator can minimize maintenance, increase uptime, and reduce daily operating costs.

Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF)

Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) can be conveniently filled when refueling due to its large and accessible tank. DEF overflow routes excess outside the machine to avoid paint damage.


Key Specifications
Operating Weight 31150 kg (68674 lbs)
Bucket Breakout 202 kN (45411 lbf)
Net Rated Power 166 kW (223 hp) @ 1,900 rpm
Max. Digging Depth 7.87 m (25 ft. 10 in.)
Arm Digging Force 121–138 kN (27,202–31,024 lb.)

Company Info

One John Deere Place
Moline, IL
US, 61265


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