New John Deere K-Series backhoe/tractor loaders provide contractors versatility and power needed on the jobsite
John Deere has announced the introduction of its K-Series Backhoe Loaders, eight productive and efficient models (310K EP, 310K, 310SK, 310SK TC, 315SK, 410K, 410K TC, 710K) that build on the success of the popular J-Series. Two economical tractor loader models (210K EP, 210K) round out the K-Series and provide additional jobsite versatility. The new K-Series models deliver productivity, uptime and lower daily operating costs that operators expect from John Deere equipment.”Our customers are a diverse group that use backhoe loaders and tractor loaders for a variety of applications on the jobsite,” said Louann Hausner, product marketing manager for backhoe loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “The new K-Series provides North American contractors a variety of options that are powerful, versatile, productive and economical. John Deere is committed to matching the right machine to the right customer.”
The new K-Series meets today’s emission regulations. Powered by a certified IT4/ Stage III B John Deere PowerTechTM engine, the K-Series comes equipped with a five-speed transmission that allows top speeds of 25 mph when roading. An optional AutoShift transmission enables smooth shifting and improves operator comfort by reducing the number of times the Transmission Control Lever (TCL) needs to be actuated during operation. A single loader lever with integrated electro-hydraulic (EH) auxiliary loader control eliminates the need for a second lever when using a multi-purpose bucket. In addition, a complete redesign of the cab ventilation now circulates cab air from front-to-back, directing airflow where operators need it the most.
Enhancements were also made to John Deere’s industry exclusive Total Machine Control (TMC) backhoes. Updates include a joystick redesign that gives operators even easier operation with equal lever efforts in all directions for smooth and productive operation as well as improved swing control that allows for more precise trench work with less backhoe wag.