John Deere has added the 620G/GP and 622G/GP to its G-Series motor grader lineup. The 620G/GP and 622G/GP are designed for cities, townships, and contractors that prefer lighter and more fuel-efficient graders.
The 620G and 622G are equipped with a Final Tier 4 6.8L John Deere diesel engine with 215 and 225 hp, respectively. The operating weights of the 620G (40,350 lbs.) and 622G (42,060 lbs.) are built for tasks requiring smaller graders. Eco mode, standard on all John Deere graders, helps optimize fuel usage, decreasing operating costs by an additional 5% to 10% compared to the larger 670G and 672G models.
A dual joystick option is also available on all GP models, along with ripper-stow automation, courtesy lighting, and an updated high-resolution reverse camera monitor, which are new to all G/GP models.
The dual joystick option provides intuitive control for operators who prefer joystick control to the standard antler rack. Hand motion is minimized during direction changes and gear shifting.
Other updates to the G-Series line include the addition of a 7-inch, high-resolution reverse camera monitor that aids the operator in reversing around obstacles. Standard courtesy lighting turns on the machine lights as the operator exits the machine, providing visibility in low light conditions. On GP models, ripper-stow returns the ripper to its fully raised position at the end of pass simply by double-tapping the control.
GP models come factory-equipped with bulkhead connectors, sensor mounts, electrical wiring harnesses, integrated controls, and moldboard mast mounts. Machines can also be factory-installed with Topcon, Trimble, or the new Leica ready kits. All GP models come standard with automated cross-slope.