Trust John Deere PowerTech™ 4.5L engines to provide the muscle needed to power through any workday. Field-proven wet-sleeve design with replaceable cylinder liners provides uniform cooling and aids in reducing oil breakdown and ring wear.
Standard precision mode reduces the speed of hydraulic backhoe functions without sacrificing lift performance, for close work around underground utilities or jobsite obstacles, or when lifting. This control-enhancing feature is especially useful for less experienced operators or new trainees.
Responsive and productive PowerShift transmission provides smooth, on-the-go clutchless gear changes for the operator. Standard AutoShift enhances operator ease of use. Simply set the control lever to the highest gear desired, and the transmission will optimally shift based on engine rpm and ground speed.
Limited-slip mechanical-front-wheel drive (MFWD) delivers surefooted traction in any ground condition. Engage momentary MFWD “on the fly” with the touch of a button on the loader control.
On MFWD-equipped models, the machine will automatically disable MFWD in fourth and fifth gears to reduce tire wear.
L-Series pilot towers optimize legroom and space for transitioning between loader and backhoe operation. Enhanced “palm-on-top” loader-control grip is comfortable and easy to use. Redesigned loader-lever linkage reduces resistance and improves its throw and feel, decreasing lever travel by up to 15 percent.