T&D World Magazine

John Deere Introduces New Backhoe Loaders

With many of the advantages of their predecessors, the new John Deere J-Series Backhoe Loaders—the 310J, 310SJ, 410J and 710J—provide all-new power train components and numerous structural and electrical enhancements that translate into the company's best backhoe yet. The 310SJ and 410J also offer a Total Machine Control (TMC) option.

“With the J-Series, we've built on the strengths of our G-Series backhoes while providing many enhancements that deliver a substantial increase in the amount of work an operator can do with the machine in a day,” said Bob Tyler, product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry Company. “The J-Series offers a wide range of best-in-class features that result in the toughest and most productive backhoe loaders on the market.”

The J-Series backhoes also feature all new ZF® power train components including the transmission, front and rear axle. All models provide exclusive, standard powershift transmission for fast, smooth, on-the fly, clutch-free gear shifts, and TMC machines benefit from improved road speed and hill-climbing ability. Multi-plate clutch engagement allows for on-the-fly Mechanical Front Wheel Drive (MFWD) engagement-coupled with the limited-slip differential, the J-Series backhoe MFWD provides best-in-class tractive effort. A completely redesigned outboard planetary rear axle features improved lubrication and larger differential components. And, cruise control allows operators to road the machine using the dial throttle, with engine RPM returning to idle with a tap of the brake pedal. Radial tires—now a factory option on J-Series backhoe loaders—offer improved fuel efficiency, performance and tire life.

John Deere Construction & Forestry Co. www.deere.com

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