John Deere unveils new excavators at ConExpo
By Steve Ducker16 March 2023
US equipment manufacturer John Deere is displaying a variety of new and updated excavator models, highlighted by the new 85 P-Tier and 510 P-Tier current generation excavators, at the ConExpo show currently taking place in Las Vegas, USA.
In addition to these new model updates, the company says it will offer a first look at its all-new future generation excavators.
Both types of updates are described as examples of how John Deere can leverage technology from across the enterprise to extend advanced features and smart solutions to its full line-up of excavators.
“We are beyond excited about the future of our excavator line-up, including the new models available to our customers today and the machines being strategically designed and built for tomorrow,” said Aaron Klauer, global product manager for mid- and large-size excavators.
“We are constantly listening to the needs of the industry, and our future generation excavator models uses John of global excavator experience to bring the most innovative and game-changing machines to market.”
Compared to the 85 G-Tier model, the new 85 P-Tier boasts an 18% engine horsepower increase and the addition of a turbo for high altitude performance, while hydraulic performance improvements include increased pump torque and improved dig forces.
Weighing 51 t, the 510 P-Tier is a replacement of the current 470 P-Tier model. By using a more efficient powertrain, including the integration of E-fans, it is said to provide customers up to 25% lower maintenance costs, 15% lower repair costs and 20% lower fuel consumption.
Future generation machines on display at this year’s show include the 145 P-Tier, 210 P-Tier and 360 P-Tier models. These are designed to offer industry leading performance, reliability and durability features, including the industry exclusive full-size cab on the reduced tail swing 145 P-Tier machine.