John Deere D Series Compact Track Loaders and Skid Steer Loaders

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) has released the complete range of John Deere D Series Compact Track Loaders (CTLs) to the Australian market.

John Deere Skid Steer Loader

John Deere Skid Steer Loader

To complement the John Deere D Series Skid Steer Loaders (SSLs), Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) has released the complete range of John Deere D Series Compact Track Loaders (CTLs) to the Australian market. D Series SSL owners already appreciate the benefits of improved operator comfort, ease of service and high performance loader design. With the D Series CTLs, owners are also offered the benefits of a track undercarriage designed for long life and ease of adjustment.

“We’ve listened to what customers told us they wanted in skid steer and compact track loaders, and we’ve responded with nine models that incorporate their suggestions,” said Gregg Zupancic, John Deere’s Product Marketing Manager for skid steers and compact track loaders.

The spacious and quiet D Series cabs now have a large frameless door for easy access. The high-performance air conditioning is a true positively pressurised system that meets the Western Australian pressurisation mine spec. They also feature many comfort and convenience features such as suspension seats, a storage box, 12 volt power outlet, mobile phone/iPod holder, adjustable pull down padded lap bar and excellent 360 degree visibility.

In response to customer suggestions, John Deere D Series incorporate several industry firsts. These include auto idle to reduce fuel consumption and an innovative V-Plenum cooling system that provides significantly more cooling capacity and performance with the option of a reversing fan for easy cleaning.

With the optional EH Performance Package, operators can make adjustments to create a machine that perfectly fits their application and preference. It includes a creeper mode to make it is easier to control ground speed with big trenchers and cold planers, a switch to allow the operator to choose between ISO or H control patterns and the ability to vary bucket and boom speed.

Customers told John Deere that undercarriage life is a big part of the cost of owning a CTL. Based on John Deere dozer experience, the D Series CTLs use rubber tracks and solid steel sprockets, idlers and rollers. There is no rubber to chunk off or sprocket bolts to maintain or replace. To increase track life triple-flange rollers and large diameter double flange idlers and sprockets distribute the load over a wider area. Five rollers on the 329D and 333D and four rollers on the 319D and 323D provide better track support. It all contributes to a longer lasting track system.

D Series CTLs also use an easy to maintain track system. The open track frame design is easy to clean and less likely to clog with mud. Track maintenance is easy. Track tension only needs to be checked weekly or every fifty hours and can be done anywhere in minutes using only a spanner and a grease gun.

Daily servicing is also quick and convenient. Same side checkpoints are grouped and colour-coded. Easily removable side panels give access to coolers, battery, fluid and air filters. 500 hour engine oil change and long service intervals, as well as self adjusting hydraulic tappets and serpentine belt keep maintenance costs down. With an easy tilt cab, major components can be accessed in minutes.

To protect your investment, all John Deere SSLs and CTLs feature an auto shut down system that monitors hydraulic and engine pressures and temperatures, a PIN code anti-theft system to prevent unauthorised starting and DataDotDNA™ system as a theft deterrent.

HCA distributes the complete John Deere range of construction machinery in Australia. Hitachi and John Deere have a relationship extending back to the mid 1960s. John Deere is a world leader in providing advanced products and services for agriculture, forestry, construction, lawn and turf care, landscaping and irrigation. Since it was founded in 1837, the company has extended its heritage of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation around the globe.

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