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Pipeline Industry Key Market for John Deere’s 201G LC Excavator

The  energy and pipeline industries are two of the key markets for John Deere’s 210G LC excavator.

John Deere unveiled the excavator, the latest edition to its evolving G-Series lineup, May 7. Equipped with a Final Tier 4 engine that meets the strictest emission standards, the 210G LC provides customers with higher productivity, increasing reliability and lowering daily operating costs.

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“With powerful digging force, swing torque, and lift capacities that make the most of every gallon of fuel, the 210G LC is an exceptional excavator for any fleet,” said Mark Wall, excavator product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Outside of emissions updates, we’ve added a few new features to better serve our customers, including an optional auxiliary function lever. The AFL is a joystick switch option that provides proportional control for auxiliary hydraulic attachments that will improve productivity on the jobsite.”

The 210G LC features a 159 hp certified Final Tier 4 John Deere PowerTech PVS 6.8L engine. As implemented in the other G-Series models, operators don’t have to worry about diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning as it still occurs automatically with no impact to machine operation. After extensive testing, John Deere’s DPF can go up to 15,000 hours before ash removal. Like its counterparts, the 210G LC features excellent total fluid economy (diesel fuel and DEF).

The DEF tank is located near the toolbox within the steps to the service platform. The tank features an integrated spill guard that drains any DEF spillage outside the machine and is conveniently located near the fuel tank to save time during daily service.

John Deere designed the new 210G LC with a larger hood for improved engine access, while still offering unparalleled visibility. For convenience, the nine-pin diagnostic connector was moved into the cab to reduce diagnostic testing time for technicians. Other improvements include a single side ground level fluid filter service, which moves the engine oil, fuel and hydraulic pilot oil filters to ground level on the right side of the machine.

Handrails come standard on all Final Tier 4 G-Series excavators, including the 210G LC. The handrails help maintain contact when climbing the upper structure to service the engine, improving service accessibility and security. The optional light package now includes a hood light to provide greater visibility to the engine compartment to easily see daily service points. The hood light is ideal for customers who work in dark or low light environments, or those who run multiple shifts and may need to conduct late-night fuel and lube operations.

The 210G LC provides optional sensor mounting brackets welded to the boom, arm, dogbone, counterweight and mainframe at the factory, enabling immediate install of Topcon, Trimble, Leica or other grade reference systems. A programmable thumb attachment mode is also available and enables operators to program oil flow for thumb attachments with the monitor.

Operators will get the most out of their 210G LC excavator with Ultimate Uptime featuring John Deere WorkSight. Ultimate Uptime operators receive pre-delivery and follow-up inspections; three years of JD Link telematics, machine heath prognostics, and remote diagnostics and programming capability; and the ability to add additional dealer-provided uptime solutions to customize the package to individual needs.

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