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John Deere Construction & Forestry - 310SL HL Backhoe Loaders

The 310SL HL is surprisingly adept and helping manage your expanding workload. It can deliver up to 25 percent more backhoe lift capacity than the comparable K-Series model under normal conditions. New Lift Mode provides an additional boost of 10–15 percent at a push of a button. Pressure-compensated load sensing (PCLS) hydraulics enables operator efficiency and productivity through improved multi-function control. The 310SL HL gives you a big lift while maintaining a small footprint.

Features & Benefits


Rugged FT4/Stage IV PowerTech Plus diesel engines meet rigid emission regulations, enabling you to work, wherever there’s work — even in nonattainment areas. Our field-proven technology is simple, fluid efficient, fully integrated, and fully supported.

Economy mode

Save fuel with standard economy mode can be configured separately between loader and backhoe functions. For example, activate economy mode for backhoe functions while retaining full power for loader functions — a Deere exclusive.


True four-wheel drive on command. Standard limited-slip mechanical-front-wheel drive delivers superior traction in any ground condition. Engage momentary mechanical-front-wheel drive “on the fly” with the touch of a button on the new loader control.


Responsive and productive five-speed transmission provides transport speeds up to 40 km/h (25 mph). Add the AutoShift option and increase versatility in any application.


PCLS hydraulics ensure superior multifunction capability at all speeds, enabling operator efficiency and productivity through improved multifunction control.

Cab comfort

L-Series Backhoes are loaded with creature comforts, including efficient HVAC system, adjustable mechanical or air-suspension seat, and optional premium radio with Bluetooth, auxiliary input, and XM Satellite Radio capability.


New “palm-on-top” loader-control grip is even more comfortable and easy to use. Control of clutch disconnect, transmission quick-shift, auxiliary proportional roller, and momentary front-wheel-drive is at your fingertips.

Fingertip electrohydraulic (EH)

Fingertip electrohydraulic (EH) control of redesigned pilot levers provides even easier operation of backhoe functions, including the horn and selective flow.


State-of-the-art multi-language monitor clearly displays machine diagnostics. Operators can program a multitude of time-specific functions such as auto shutdown and auto-idle quickly and easily.


The exclusive John Deere WorkSight suite of telematic solutions includes JDLink Ultimate with real-time machine monitoring and remote diagnostics to help increase uptime while lowering operating costs.


Same-side ground-level service points help speed daily checks and fills. Other features such as quick-change filters, extended service intervals, simple-to-read sight gauges, and easy-access grease zerks help increase uptime and lower daily costs.


Key Specifications
Net Power 74 kW (99 hp) @ 2,244 rpm
Max. Digging Depth 4.34 m (14 ft. 3 in.)
Operating Weight 7287 kg (16 064 lb)