John Deere’s 30G compact excavator offers increased lift capacity and improved breakout forces as well as current G-Series features such as standard pattern changer and standard hand-controlled proportional auxiliary hydraulics. The 30G provides customers with an additional model in the popular three- to four-metric-ton size class of compact excavators.

Updated from the 27D, the 30G offers:

  • A 22% increase in bucket force (compared to 27D)
  • An 11% increase in arm force (compared to 27D and 26G)
  • A 17% increase in net engine horsepower (compared to 26G) without the use of aftertreatment (similar to 26G)
  • A 16% increase in auxiliary hydraulic flow (compared to 27D) and a 32% increase compared to 26G
  • A nine-foot, two-inch dig depth, which is an eight-inch increase (compared to 27D and 26G)

To provide higher utilization, the 30G will utilize 27D/26G buckets and attachments. The 30G will come equipped with all the standard G-Series features, including mechanical pattern changers, quick couplers, and proportional auxiliary hydraulics plumbed to the end of the boom. The 30G also utilizes many components that are common to the 35G. This will simplify parts tracking and maintenance.

The new compact model features a redesigned cab with heat and air conditioning. Within the operator station, a new seat with adjustable wrist rests for daylong comfort was added, and a suspension seat is standard. The foldable travel pedals are positioned to provide efficient operation by maximizing foot room and providing low-effort pilot controls.