John Deere will be at CONEXPO at Booths S5020 and W40844.
Building upon its long-standing legacy of delivering innovative technology and machines for its customers, John Deere is displaying a variety of new and updated excavator models, highlighted by the new 85 P-Tier and 510 P-Tier current generation excavators, at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023. In addition to these new model updates, John Deere will also be unveiling the first look at their all-new future generation excavators. Both types of updates are examples of how John Deere can leverage technology from across the enterprise to extend advanced features and smart solutions to its full line-up of John Deere excavators, helping to revolutionize the portfolio and deliver the John Deere customer experience.
“We are beyond excited about the future of our excavator line-up, including the new models available to our customers today and the machines being strategically designed and built for tomorrow. We are constantly listening to the needs of the industry, and our future generation excavator models not only leverage what we’ve learned from our customers, but also utilize John Deere’s decades of global excavator experience to bring the most innovative and game-changing machines to market.”
said Aaron Klauer, global product manager, mid-and-large size excavators, John Deere.
Compared to the 85 G-Tier model, the new 85 P-Tier boasts an 18% engine horsepower increase and the addition of a turbo for high altitude performance. Hydraulic performance improvements include increased pump torque and improved dig forces. The larger, redesigned cab is equipped with an eight-inch monitor with Bluetooth and a 270-degree camera system integrated into the main monitor. Improved service access and optional features, such as angle blade with float and continuous flow auxiliary hydraulics, round out the updates that improve the performance and versatility of the 85 P-Tier machine.
Coming in at 51-metric tons, the 510 P-Tier is a replacement of the current 470 P-Tier model. Including a variable undercarriage and the ability to handle buckets five yards and above, this new model will continue to deliver exceptional performance and capability in its class, while specifically targeting customer enhancements in operating costs and reliability. By using a more efficient powertrain, including the integration of E-fans, this new model provides customers up to 25% lower maintenance costs, 15% lower repair costs and 20% lower fuel consumption. This machine is designed to deliver exceptional performance to customers in mass excavation or deep underground applications while providing significant improvement in the cost of ownership.
Looking toward the future and building upon a legacy of global excavator experience, John Deere is also proud to announce its future generation excavators. Utilizing decades of experience and backed by the high-performing network of John Deere dealers, the future generation excavators are designed to be the most capable and modern excavators available in the industry. This allows for John Deere to innovate and deliver customer-first solutions faster than ever before.
Enabling John Deere to leverage forward-thinking technology for its future excavator generation, these models will welcome advanced solutions developed for other product lines and production systems across the John Deere enterprise. John Deere will also leverage pre-existing partnerships and agreements to deliver the most impactful machines for its customers.
“Helping to provide a competitive edge for our customers, our future John Deere excavators will be designed to make your job easier and safer, with the contractor’s bottom line in mind. We understand the importance of attracting and retaining talented operators. That’s why we are prioritizing an elevated operator experience through a new cab, controls, displays and technology.”
On display at this year’s show, customers can experience the future generation machines, including the 145 P-Tier, 210 P-Tier and 360 P-Tier models. These models are designed to offer industry leading performance, reliability and durability features, including the industry exclusive full-size cab on the reduced tail swing 145 P-Tier machine. Leveraging a full suite of John Deere advanced technology solutions, the future generation excavators will provide enhancements in connectivity, safety, automation and grade management.
John Deere will also unveil new models in the small dozer, large scraper, compact track loader, skid steer loader and cold planing attachment line-ups. As a company that prioritizes the growth and improvement of the construction industry, the booth will be organized by category, featuring complimentary equipment grouped by the work that customers perform.
“At this year’s CONEXPO/CON-AGG show, we are thrilled to debut equipment in a variety of product categories, helping expand offerings for customers seeking a smarter, more efficient job site. What better place to launch these new machines than first-hand with the customers and operators they were intended for.”
said Ryan Campbell, President, Construction & Forestry Division and Power Systems, John Deere.
Designed for customers looking to level up on the job site, the new P-Tier small dozer models offer precise hydraulics and smooth stability during operation. Featuring the entry level solution EZ Grade in base models with EH controls, as well as optional slope control and 2D laser capabilities, the 450, 550, and 650 P-Tier machines are technology-packed, offering smarter, more intuitive operations. All models are compatible with laser receivers, helping to control elevation and slope while utilizing a rotating laser. The P-Tier small dozers with EH controls arrive from the factory with EZ Grade features, however, the owner can upgrade to Slope Control or SmartGrade technology in the future, if desired. As an additional tech-forward feature, the new eight-inch touchscreen cab display offers intuitive navigation of slope control and machine settings on EH machines.
Enhancing operator performance and safety, the new P-Tier small dozers feature a variety of strategic design choices aimed to increase visibility and comfort. Boasting a 14% larger cab than previous models, the P-Tier machines offer increased storage space and easier ingress/egress capabilities. In addition, customers can now proportionally control the blade’s angle and change travel direction through the use of the integrated FNR switch. Impacting operator visibility, the new hood design, straightened and lowered five-inches on 650 P-Tier and seven-inches on the 450 and 550 P-Tier models, helps improve overall forward visibility and straight sightlines to the front of the machine. Also, with the removal of the DEF system, the 450 P-Tier model offers simplified maintenance and reduced system complexity while meeting emissions regulations. Lastly, the optional LED light package and rear-view camera options take visibility to the next level, enhancing visibility for a more efficient job site.
Designed as an additional method of earthmoving, the John Deere 3812 large scraper, paired with the latest 460 P-Tier articulated dump truck, offers a 38-yard capacity and can be used in push load or top load applications. The 3812 is the first Articulated Dump Truck drawn scraper to enter the John Deere lineup and features scraper controls that fully integrate with the 460 P-Tier ADT to increase productivity and ease of operation. Once the ADT is in scraper mode, the operator simply goes to work as the ADT and Scraper pan are integrated as one seamless machine. Meanwhile, the ADT automatically optimizes engine torque curves and differential locks, and selects a maximum cut gear to maintain momentum and boost productivity. Further integration includes scraper brakes, Deere encoded cylinders and a scraper pro package that enables push-button sequencing, additional cameras, scraper position and productivity feedback to the operator all through the new high-resolution display. Lastly, the hitch and platform design allow conversion between an ADT with a dump bin or pulling a scraper, giving customers the ultimate fleet flexibility and utilization of their equipment.
On the compact front, John Deere is expanding its performance tiering strategy and introducing a new generation of large frame compact track loaders and skid steer loaders. At the show, three of the five machines in this generation will be on display, including the 333 P-Tier and the all-new 334 P-Tier skid steer loader, and 335 P-Tier compact track loader models. These machines boast features like redesigned cabs with creature comforts including heated/vented seats, touchscreen displays, hands-free Bluetooth technology, JDLink telematics, and can be equipped with optional surround view capabilities. The brand new 334 P-Tier and 335 P-Tier are optimized for customers who require more horsepower and hydraulic flow from a compact machine. Boasting 118 gross horsepower in addition to pressure compensated load sensing hydraulics, these machines are smooth, powerful, and ready to take on the most demanding applications. Complementary to these machines, John Deere will also launch two new mulching head attachments, the MK76 and the MH72D.
Also making their debut at the show, are the John Deere cold planer attachments powered by Wirtgen cutting technology. Compatible with some current G-series skid steer models, as well as the freshly announced P-Tier skid steer loaders, four widths, including 18, 24, 30 and 40-inch sizes, will be available to match customer’s milling needs. Utilizing the expertise from decades of milling technology experience by the Wirtgen Group, these cold planers provide intuitive in-cab controls, including tilt float activation for seamless pass matching across rolling terrain. Visible indicators for side plate depth, tilt angle and milling drum cut boundary ensure jobsite accuracy, while an optional pressure gauge aids in monitoring milling performance. Also, an optional water tank mounts within the cold planer frame for convenient filling and the nozzle kit effectively suppresses dust. Helping increase precision, the incorporated indicators help monitor drum width and cut boundary during operation.
Those attending the 2023 CONEXPO/CON-AGG Show in Las Vegas can learn more about the new machines and latest technology features by visiting the John Deere outdoor booth in Silver Lot (S5020) or inside the West Hall (W40844).