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Two New Skid Steers designed to save lime, money.

Two new models have been added to the John Deere Skid Steer family--the 313 and 315. With rated operating capacities of 1,300 and 1,500 pounds, these models feature 10 x 16.5 inch tires for traction and flotation, heavy-duty drive chains that never need adjusting, and best-in-class visibility provide safety while operating in tight spaces. Standard machine widths are 59 inches and, if desired, they can be reduced to 56 inches with 7 x 15 inch tires.

A key feature of the 313 and 315 is the radial lift boom. The bucket rests close to the machine when in the down position and swings forward for great reach in the "work zone" 4-5 foot range. Cushioned bucket and lift cylinders provide smooth deceleration at the end of the boom lower position, also cushioning the bucket when curling and dumping a load. This feature provides less noise and reduced material spillage in any operation.


Industry-leading 60-40 weight distribution provides great balance of power and maneuverability, while 360-degree visibility offers uninterrupted views to the sides, both above and below the lift arms, so the operator can see the tires and ground around the machine with the boom in the rest position. And, the low sloped rear hood provides unmatched rear visibility, even on a radial lift-style machine.

Both machines are equipped with a John Deere PowerTech 4024T four-cylinder 2.4-liter engine rated at 2,400 rpm for smooth operation, low noise and maximum fuel efficiency. The engine provides massive torque and torque-rise performance for superior engine-lugging capability while working heavy loads. Automatic shutdown control is standard to prevent overheating or running low on fluids. Also standard are auto-preheat, job clock and low fuel warning features.

The operator station has a wide opening makes it easy to enter and exit. Standard features include a high-back ergonomic and adjustable seat with arm rests. The monitor includes an anti-theft system and backlit gauges, switches and LED warning lights. Also included are a digital hour meter, glove-friendly rocker switches and a large LCD panel for easy viewing. The optional power Quik-Tatch system provides effortless attachment engagement-disengagement from the operator's seat at the push of a button. (309) 765-8000,
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Publication:Underground Construction
Date:Jun 1, 2008
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