MOLINE, Ill. (January, 2008)”Two new additions to the John Deere Skid Steer family”the 313 and 315”feature the same unified design as the rest of the line and continue the 300 Series advantages of superior stability, visibility and serviceability.
These two models are compact and maneuverable, yet powerful with rated operating capacities of 1,300 and 1,500 pounds. They feature industry leading 45 hp engines that are certified to EPA Interim Tier 4 emissions levels, as well as electronic controls for superior idle stability, cold start performance and transient response.
Features like 10 x 16.5 inch tires for traction and flotation, heavy-duty drive chains that never need adjusting, and best-in-class visibility provide outstanding safety while operating in tight spaces. Key market segments for the 313 and 315 include building and site development, landscaping, underground, road building and agricultural applications. These new models have standard machine widths of 59 inches (a key width for working in the tightest areas like confined back yards or moving snow on sidewalks.) If desired they can be reduced to just 56 inches with available 7 x 15 inch tires.
“These two machines are loaded with a host of features that provide productivity, maximum uptime and low daily operating costs”they”re specifically designed to save an owner valuable time and money,” said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry Division.
Enhanced Productivity, Performance
A key feature of the 313 and 315 is the radial lift boom, a design that is preferred by customers who work in enclosed areas for super compactness. 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.