Innovative Iron Awards 2016: John Deere Large-Frame G-Series Skid Steers

The Coolest and Most Creative Compact Equipment of 2016

The bad news: Future growth in construction and landscaping will require increased skills and productivity to stay competitive. The good news: Manufacturers from Cat to Yanmar are creating cutting-edge equipment to help machine owners reach that ever-increasing goal for more efficiency. With a serious shortage of skilled workers, contractors are specifically searching for the most innovative machinery (the toughest skid steers, most productive excavators, safest wheel loaders, most versatile tractors) to help offset workforce woes and increase production and performance. Well, search no more. To expedite the process, we just went ahead and gathered together that list for you, highlighting the most inventive off-highway equipment, diesel engines, hand tools and OEM services and systems released to the market in 2016. We were challenged with picking the best of the best, but that just makes the honor of inclusion that much more impressive.

John Deere Large-Frame G-Series Skid Steers Take Customers’ Advice

John Deere customers said they wanted some big skid steers with big abilities. Ask and ye shall receive, says Deere. The 330G and 332G’s redesigned vertical-lift loader rises higher and reaches farther, for quicker, easier loading. These machines dish out substantially greater boom and bucket breakout forces than competitive models. In fact, these large frames have more horsepower than a small backhoe or crawler, so customers can accomplish more with just one loader. Plus, they’re easier to operate. New productivity-boosting electrohydraulic (EH) joystick controls make the G-Series machines a synch to maneuver. John Deere notes that these machines were inspired by extensive feedback from John Deere customers, so they should have everything you asked for, right?

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