The John Deere 50G and 60G compact excavators feature a wide variety of improvements, many of which affect the cab design to improve visibility, operator comfort, and thus productivity. The 50G (36 hp) and 60G (53 hp) are outfitted with a DOC/DPF aftertreatment device to meet final Tier 4 (FT4) emissions requirements. The FT4 design is based on John Deere’s interim Tier 4. Both models incorporate the popular auto-idle feature that slows engine speed when the pilot-control levers are momentarily released – for reduced fuel consumption and noise.
One of the biggest additions to both models is a new door design for improved entry and visibility to the left hand side of the machine. The door design also widens the size of the opening for entering the cab. Within the operator station, a new multifunction monitor provides a coolant temperature and fuel gauge, clock, two trip meters, regeneration inhibit, auto shut down control, and machine hours among the many functions.
John Deere added a third service door to the 50G and 60G to provide improved access to the cooling core. The cores were also positioned side-by-side rather than being stacked inline for increased cooling performance.
Similar to all G-Series models, the compacts include features such as an oil-impregnated boom, and arm and bucket bushings to help deliver unsurpassed long-term durability.
These models can be equipped with an optional, hydraulic, adjustable-angle backfill blade that features 25 degrees of adjustment to both the left and right for more efficient trench backfilling. In addition, a standard coupler accommodates a wide variety of available attachments such as hydraulic breakers and augers. Rubber tracks, steel tracks and steel tracks with rubber pads are all available to suit various uses.