John Deere collaborates with customers on upgrades*

Article image - John Deere collaborates with customers on upgrades* Small Frame 314G at work.

John Deere enhances its line-up of five small-frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders, providing operators with even more power and efficiency on the job site. 

While the five models 312GR, 314G, 316GR, 317G and 318G were introduced to the market more than three years ago, John Deere continually works with its customers to better understand their needs and how to improve machinery for maximum productivity, uptime and solutions.

Product Marketing Manager, Skid Steers and Compact Track Loaders, John Deere Construction and Forestry, Gregg Zupancic, said, “As we constantly source feedback from our customers, we heard them request minor improvements to the small-frame line up, such as simplified maintenance, increased visibility and easier connections to attachments.”

The improved small-frame G-Series machines feature increased productivity and time-saving options. 

They can be equipped with an optional rear view camera and easy-to-clean cab windows for additional visibility, safety and speed on the job site. 

The upgraded cab offers more comfort, so operators can easily manoeuvre the machine and remain in the cab for longer durations on the job, without
sacrificing performance. 

The small-frame cabs also include a new Bluetooth® radio option, and the redesigned manual control levers have improved ergonomic grips for increased operator comfort and accessibility.

The small-frame G-Series model upgrades also include protected auxiliary hydraulic lines that run within the boom for additional protection, ultimately extending the machine’s life cycle. 

The machines have an optional capability to support two sets of counter weights, providing the operator with greater stability and capacity to lift heavier materials. 

The newly integrated 4-point-tie-down system increases overall mobility and impact on different jobs by enabling operators to securely and safely move the machine to different locations.

Operators looking to get the most out of the 312GR, 314G, 316GR, 317G or 318G models can now leverage a five-year subscription to JDLink™ telematics, an application that allows operators to view critical information about machines in their fleet. 

The machine monitoring solution provides real-time data and health prognostics to suggest maintenance solutions that decrease costly downtime. 

For additional information visit or contact your local John Deere Construction & Forestry dealer.

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