Machine Heads Video: Going Deep on the Skid Steer-CTL Evolution and the New 334 and 335 P-Tier Machines with John Deere’s Gregg Zupancic

Welcome to the latest Machine Heads interview from Compact Equipment. Machine Heads video editor Wayne Grayson sits down with Gregg Zupancic of John Deere to discuss the evolution of the compact loader market and the company’s new top-of-the-line skid steer and CTL, the 334 P-Tier and 335 P-Tier.

The 334 P-Tier and 335 P-Tier are will be Deere’s largest skid steer and compact track loader yet. Packing 18 percent more engine horsepower and up to 44 gpm of hydraulic flow, these loaders are built to power large tools while remaining small enough for easy transport and high maneuverability. Check out the interview for a deep dive into the development behind these two machines.

Video chapters:

0:00 Intro and Discussion of Compact Loader Market

9:17 John Deere 334 P-Tier and 335 P-Tier: How big are they?

11:09 Redesigned Hydraulics: PCLS ups the hydraulic horsepower

17:20 18% more engine power

19:38 Popular tools for large compact loaders

21:50 Transportability

24:00 What makes a “P-Tier” machine?

28:50 Redesigned, one-piece cab

32:45 New joysticks

34:10 New 8-in. touchscreen display and standard grade indicate

41:40 Surround view camera system with dedicated display

44:00 3D Grade Control support

48:30 JDLink Telematics

52:00 Availability

Some Background on the 334 and 335 P-Tier Machines

John Deere 334 skid steer and 335 compact track loader

Launched at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, the all-new 334 P-Tier skid steer loader and 335 P-Tier compact track loader model boast features like redesigned cabs with creature comforts including heated/vented seats, touchscreen displays, hands-free Bluetooth technology and JDLink telematics. These units can also be equipped with Deere’s new vision system solution, Surround View, that enables increased visibility from the cab around the sides and rear of the machine. Powered by 118-gross-hp diesel engines, the new 334 P-Tier and 335 P-Tier boast 44 gallons per minute (gpm) high-flow capabilities and a 4,000-max-psi auxiliary pressure rating.

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