John Deere machinery reaches Africa

John Deere ConstructionSince the announcement in March 2021 on the expansion of John Deere’s construction equipment into sub-Saharan Africa, the company has added an additional nine machines to its line-up of already existing 17 machines offered on the market

In addition to the 315SL Backhoe Loader, 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 750J-II has been added, which both run in the same playing field. John Deere have also introduced the 950K and 1050K Dozer models. These machines are designed big enough to handle mass-excavation and road-building tasks, its 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 material, unlike with torque-converter transmissions.

Also added to the portfolio is the 312GR and 318G Skid Steer ‒ the general-purpose machines might be small in size, but big in results. With more than 100 John Deere attachments available on these Skid Steers, it will enable customers 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 customers’ needs in mind. Due to specific features that these machines are equipped with, the machines are built for the long haul.

Not only does John Deere offer advanced machines, but they offer tools that help better manage customers’ fleet and help improve productivity. JDLink is the John Deere telematics system which 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 is free of charge to users.


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