John Deere's upgraded small-frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders feature an upgraded cab for more comfort. - Photo courtesy of John Deere

John Deere's upgraded small-frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders feature an upgraded cab for more comfort.

Photo courtesy of John Deere

John Deere enhances its lineup of five small-frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders — the 312GR, 314G, 316GR, 317G, and 318G.

The improved machines feature increased productivity and time-saving options. They can be equipped with an optional rearview camera and easy-to-clean cab windows for additional visibility, safety, and speed on the job site. The upgraded cab offers more comfort so operators can easily maneuver the machine and remain in the cab for longer durations on the job, without sacrificing performance. The small-frame cabs also include a new Bluetooth radio option, and the redesigned manual control levers have improved ergonomic grips for increased operator comfort and accessibility.

The small-frame G-Series model upgrades also include protected auxiliary hydraulic lines that run within the boom for additional protection, ultimately extending the machine’s life cycle. The machines have an optional capability to support two sets of counter weights, providing the operator with greater stability and capacity to lift heavier materials. The newly integrated 4-point-tie-down system increases overall mobility and impact on different jobs by enabling operators to securely and safely move the machine to different locations.

Operators can streamline their daily maintenance tasks with color-coded fluid fills and key filters that are mounted for ease of access near the rear door. The small-frame models boast optimized air-conditioning ducts, improved cab pressurization and debris ingression, enabling operators to spend more time working and less time cleaning. Many components include zinc flake hardware for improved protection against corrosion and machine wear.

A five-year subscription to JDLink telematics allows operators to view critical information about machines in their fleet.