John Deere announces expansion of portfolio for Southern African Market

Since the announcement in March 2021 on the expansion of its construction equipment into Sub-Saharan Africa, John Deere has added an additional nine machines to its line-up of already existing 17 machines it offers to the market.

In addition to its 315SL Backhoe Loader, which is an excellent machine suited for operations in confined spaces, John Deere has also added the 310L Backhoe, a more general-purpose machine. The 310L runs a 63kw engine, 4 speed PowerShift Transmission, with a digging depth of 4.2 meters, loading height of 3.1 meters, and a bucket capacity of 0.96cu.m.

The 744L Wheel Loader, an addition to the current five models already offered to the market, is designed with the mining and quarry customer in mind. This model runs a 236kW engine, 3.8 to 5.25 cu.m bucket capacity range, and an operating weight of 25.3 tons. This large-scale wheel loader delivers the performance, reliability, and comfort you need to stay productive.

Alongside the John Deere 850J-II Dozer, the OEM has added the 750J-II, which both run in the same playing field. It did not hold back this time and is also introducing the 950K and 1050K Dozer models. These machines are designed big enough to handle mass-excavation and road-building tasks, it is equally adept at fine grading and site development. Customers will get more done without a lot of extra effort due to the dual-path hydrostatic (HST) transmission, which will allow them to push a full load through turns without losing the material, unlike with torque-converter transmissions.

John Deere has also added the 316GR and 318G Skid Steer to the portfolio. These general-purpose machines might be small in size, but big in results. If you are seeking a bigger, more powerful machine, opt for the 318G with a vertical lift. With more than 100 John Deere attachments available on these Skid Steers, it will enable you to service a wider spectrum of applications.

Saving the biggest for last – the John Deere manufactured Articulated Dump Trucks (ADT’s). The John Deere 310E and 460E ADT’s are built with our customers’ needs in mind. Due to specific features that these machines are equipped with, John Deere can proudly say that its machines are built for the long haul.

Not only does John Deere offer advanced machines, but they offer tools that help better manage fleets and help improve productivity. JDLink™ is the John Deere telematics system that allows owners and managers to remotely connect to their machinery to help monitor and track operations and productivity. John Deere announced in July 2021 that subscriptions to JDLink™ are free of charge to users.

– Courtesy Construction World – read the article here https://www.crown.co.za/construction-world/equipment/18116-john-deere-machinery-touches-african-soil-for-the-first-time

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