The return-to-carry feature allows the operator to automatically reset the boom and bucket into an operator-designated ready-to-carry position.
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The return-to-carry feature allows the operator to automatically reset the boom and bucket into an operator-designated ready-to-carry position.

Photo courtesy of Deere

John Deere has added the EH Boom Performance Package to its popular G-Series large-frame skid steers and compact track loaders. The EH Boom Performance Package offers several features to help trim cycle times, speed production, and improve job site awareness by automating repetitive functions.

The electronic self-level feature automatically keeps the bucket, pallet forks, or attachment level so the operator does not need to make adjustments when raising or lowering the boom to prevent material spillage. The EH Boom Performance Package also includes updated joysticks with built-in detent positions to activate the operator programmable boom and bucket functions. The return to dig feature allows the operator to automatically and easily reset the bucket or attachment into a ready-to-work position. The return to carry feature allows the operator to automatically reset the boom and bucket into an operator-designated ready-to-carry position for quick transportation of materials. The boom height kickout feature allows the operator to set the boom height based on a low ceiling in an indoor application, or the height above a truck sidewall or a hopper. Then, using the joystick detent, the boom will automatically stop at the preset position, reducing the chances of equipment damage.

The EH Boom Performance Package brings big loader functionality to the John Deere compact construction line. It also enhances the capabilities of the refined vertical-lift boom design in the large-frame G-Series, enabling these machines to rise higher, reach, farther, and lift more.