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John Deere launches latest G-Series excavator

By |  June 24, 2016
John Deere’s 870G LC production-class excavator features a Tier 4 Final diesel engine. Photo courtesy of John Deere

John Deere’s 870G LC production-class excavator features a Tier 4 Final diesel engine. Photo courtesy of John Deere

John Deere released its 870G LC production-class excavator. According to the company, this excavator follows in the footsteps of its G-Series counterparts with the addition of a Tier 4 Final diesel engine and other customer-influenced updates.

The 87-ton excavator features cooled exhaust gas recirculation, a diesel oxidation catalyst and selective catalytic reduction. It also includes a battery-disconnect switch, spin-on fuel filters, engine and hydraulic oil sample ports, and two additional water separators to maintain long fuel filter life. In its cooling system, the excavator boasts an expansion tank that enhances air pursing, provides makeup fluid when needed and improves overall cooling efficiency, the company says.

According to John Deere, operators will appreciate the excavator’s updated cab, which includes a refined monitor that employs a turn-and-tap rotary control for quick access to a variety of performance and convenience functions.

The 870G LC also offers the Powerwise III engine/hydraulic management system with multiple productivity modes. Fleet managers can also receive Ultimate Uptime featuring John Deere WorkSight from their dealers. With Ultimate Uptime, owners receive pre-delivery and follow-up inspections, five years of JDLink telematics, machine health prognostics and remote diagnostics and programming capability, the company says.

“The 870G LC meets rigid emission regulations, enabling operators to handle the demands of a jobsite without sacrificing power, reliability or ease of operation,” says Mark Wall, excavator product marketing manager for John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Our largest excavator model also boasts more hydraulic flow than its highly productive predecessor and is ideal for loading haul trucks in a quarry, feeding a hopper and working in tough rocky conditions.”

Allison Barwacz

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Allison Barwacz is the digital media manager for North Coast Media (NCM). She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she received a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She works across a number of digital platforms, which include creating e-newsletters, writing articles and posting across social media sites. She also creates content for NCM's Portable Plants magazine, GPS World magazine and Geospatial Solutions. Her understanding of the ever-changing digital media world allows her to quickly grasp what a target audience desires and create content that is appealing and relevant for any client across any platform.

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