Two New Skidsteers Designed To Save Time And Money
October 30, 2007
MOLINE, Illinois (October 26, 2007) Two new additions to the John Deere Skid Steer family â€”the 313 and 315 â€” feature the same unified design as the rest of the line and continue the 300 Series advantages of superior stability, visibility and serviceability.
“These two machines are loaded with a host of features that provide productivity, maximum uptime and low daily operating costsâ€”they’re specifically designed to save an owner valuable time and money,” said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry Division.
Enhanced Productivity, Performance
A key feature of the 313 and 315 is the radial lift boom, a design that is preferred by customers who work in enclosed areas for super compactness. The bucket rests close to the machine when in the down position and swings forward for great reach in the “work zone” 4-5 foot range. Cushioned bucket and lift cylinders provide smooth deceleration at the end of the boom lower position, also cushioning the bucket when curling and dumping a load. This feature provides less noise and reduced material spillage in any operation.
Industry-leading 60-40 weight distribution provides great balance of power and maneuverability, while the industry’s best 360-degree visibility offers uninterrupted views to the sides, both above and below the lift arms, so the operator can see the tires and ground around the machine with the boom in the rest position. And, the low sloped rear hood provides unmatched rear visibility, even on a radial lift-style machine.
Convenience and Safety
The operator station is designed with the operator in mind, for optimum comfort, visibility and functionality. A wide opening makes it easy to enter and exit. Standard features include a high-back ergonomic and adjustable seat with arm rests. The standard monitor includes an anti-theft system and backlit gauges, switches and LED warning lights. Also included are a digital hour meter, glove-friendly rocker switches and a large LCD panel for easy viewing. The optional power Quik-Tatch™ system provides effortless attachment engagement-disengagement from the operator’s seat at the push of a button. Standard convenience features include cargo storage for a cell phone and other small items, interior dome lighting, a 12-volt receptacle and a cup holder. For extra comfort, an optional heated cab is available.
An integral, in-seat boom lockâ€”a Deere exclusiveâ€”is engaged and disengaged from within the safety of the operator station and can never be lost or misplaced. A triple interlock park brake system ensures the operator is in the seated position with the seat belt engaged prior to machine movement. Spring-applied, hydraulically released wet disk brakes automatically engage anytime the seat belt is unfastened, the operator leaves the seated position, the engine is shut down or the park brake is engaged. And, low, slip-resistant steps in the loader cross tube make it easy to enter and exit the machine.
Low Daily Operating Costs
Several design features keep costs low by ensuring fast and easy machine service.The oil cooler swings out with the hinged rear door for full, easy inspection or cleaning. Engine oil changes are simplified with extended, 500-hour oil change intervals. Both models are equipped with visual hydraulic fluid level checks, resulting in fast, easy and no-mess daily checks.
“When designing these machines, we continued to focus on ensuring that they provide maximum uptime,” Zupancic said. “These machines are built on the quality of the 300 Series, which features many enhancements and vigorous durability testing.”
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