Powered by a 6-cylinder engine, the 710G's 118-net-horsepower
John Deere 6068T diesel provides the power and versatility needed to
maximize productivity and is Tier II emissions compliant. A 70-gallon
fuel tank allows the 710G to work longer without re-fueling.
Best-in-class "mobile" productivity is delivered through a
wide variety of tools, including couplers, hammers, buckets, forks,
compactors and more. Longer, box-constructed stabilizers provide
enhanced stability through a stance that is 18 inches wider, yet
transport width has decreased. Stabilizer down force has increased by 74
percent and swing torque has increased by 72 percent, and bucket dig
force has increased by 4,000 pounds. A replaceable wear strip on the
swing casting eliminates hose wear; replaceable bushings in the swing
cylinder casting help maintain tightness; a boom lock eliminates the
need for cable; and a rubber backhoe boom stop eliminates
"chucking" when driving on the road. Loader arms are stiffer
and heavier than the previous model. Both the arm and mainframe are
box-constructed of high-strength low-alloy steel and robot welded for
durability, and the mainframe is better balanced for enhanced ride when
driving on the road or transporting by truck. The high-knee loader
design allows the use of larger tires, as well as providing better front
tire clearance. The bucket features numerous improvements to boost
productivity. Loader bucket dump angle is increased to 45 degrees for
better bucket clean-out, and 25 percent more bucket corner prying force.
The bucket joints are positioned higher, keeping them out of the dirt.