The new John Deere 345G LC reduced tail swing excavator adds another option to the manufacturer's 33 - 40 metric ton size class, providing customers with a larger machine with increased lift capacity, more reach, deeper dig depth and greater breakout forces compared to the 245G LC. The excavator is ideal for work in road building, underground, building, landscaping and site development applications.
"As infrastructure projects across North America increase, there's a desire for larger, more powerful reduced tail swing excavators to traverse tight job sites," said Jonathan Spendlove, excavator product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. "The ability for our customers to swing a machine and not have the counterweight extend into an additional lane of traffic or bump into a tree is an equipment trait they are considering when looking at options like the 345G LC."
The 345G LC boasts a 249-horsepower (186-kW) Final Tier 4 diesel engine with no diesel particulate filter (DPF) aftertreatment and a three-pump hydraulic system that provides generous hydraulic flow for fast cycle times, greater flow for attachments and larger efficiency for improved fuel economy. An optional, factory-installed auxiliary hydraulic package enables the excavator to have the extra hydraulic flow to power larger attachments, like couplers and hammers.
In terms of uptime, the 345G LC boasts side-by-side cooling cores for maximum cooling efficiency and easy cleaning. This means less downtime to clean debris and less overheating.
Like others in the G-Series excavator line up, the 345G LC includes an unsurpassed operation environment with a spacious, comfortable cab and easy-to-use enhanced LCD monitors. A simple turn-and-tap of the rotary dial allows operators to select work mode, access operating info, check maintenance intervals, source diagnostic codes, adjust cab temperature and tune the radio. The cab includes a comfortable, fabric-covered adjustable suspension seat with ample legroom. The wide expanse of front and side glass, narrow front cab posts, large tinted overhead hatch and numerous mirrors provide all-around visibility. A standard rearview camera improves visibility to the rear of the machine.