John Deere has unveiled updates to its L-Series backhoe loaders, promising a boost to productivity and reduced operating costs.
Ranging across the L-Series backhoe lineup, the updates include engine upgrades, new pressure-compensated load-sensing (PCLS) hydraulics on the 310SL model and machine control improvements.
The 310L, 310SL, 315SL, 310SL HL and 410L models are now equipped with a 4.5L John Deere PowerTech EWL engine, increasing power, improving torque and providing greater reliability.
This Final Tier 4 engine results in a boost in horsepower across the models, while the removal of the exhaust gas recirculation system and components improves reliability.
The redesign also includes improved filter locations for easier access when changing or servicing fuel and diesel exhaust fluid filters.
The 310SL has been added to the range available with PCLS hydraulics and is now equipped with Lift Mode.
In addition, trenching operation can be conducted at lower engine rpm, reducing fuel consumption and lowering job site noise.
“We are committed to continuously improving our equipment to offer our customers more value out of their machines,” John Deere Construction & Forestry product manager Brian Hennings said.
“With these upgrades, we are directly addressing our customers’ needs. These upgrades build upon the best features found on the L-Series machines, resulting in a line-up designed to power through the toughest jobs.”