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John Deere 30G compact excavator boosts bucket force 22%

Don McLoud | Equipment World

Compared to the 27D, John Deeres new 30G compact excavator has 22 percent more bucket force, 11 percent more arm force and a 16 percent increase in auxiliary hydraulic flow. In addition, the dig depth on the 30G is 8 inches more than the predecessor machine. The machine is the latest in the companys G-Series lineup.

The 30G uses 27D and 26G buckets and attachments and many components common to the 35G. It is equipped with G-Series features such as mechanical pattern changers, quick couplers and proportional auxiliary hydraulics plumbed to the end of the boom. A manual wedge-style quick coupler helps you quickly change attachments.

The redesigned available enclosed cab has heating and air conditioning and a new suspension seat with wrist wrests. The foldable travel pedals are positioned to provide more foot room and low-effort pilot controls.

The 30G comes with other G-Series features designed to reduce maintenance time. A third service door provides improved access to the cooling core and other daily checkpoints. Cores are positioned side-by-side for easier access. It also features extended fluid and lubrication intervals and sight gauges. The absence of aftertreatment to meet emissions regulations provides continued operation without interruption.