New backhoe

20 March 2008

John Deere's new J-series of backhoe loaders, the 310J, 310SJ, 410J and 710J feature all-new power train components and numerous structural and electrical enhancements. The 310SJ and 410J also have Deere's Total Machine Control (TMC)system available as an option.

Replacing the G-series, the new machines all feature ZF powershift transmissions and front and rear axles, which Deere says helps provide the best tractive force of any machines in their class.

On the structural side there is an extended grill frame and tilt-up composite hood for improved engine access. Replaceable, bolt-on rubber bumpers are as is a sound reduction pack.

Improvements to the electrical system include a multi-language digital monitor provides displaying on-board diagnostics, and solid state electronics minimise relays and help improve electrical reliability. TMC and tool carrier machines use a sealed-switch module that reduces the number of rocker switches and is conveniently mounted in the right side console for easy operator access. An anti-theft system option protects the machine against theft and unauthorized operation.

The TMC option integrates all machine systems, such as engine, transmission and hydraulics for more precise control and faster cycle times. In addition, the system features arm-rest mounted joysticks more leg room, and reduced in-cab heat.

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