John Deere put its 333G compact track loader with SmartGrade in the center of its ConExpo 2020 booth, highlighting what it says is the first time a fully integrated grade control technology will be available on compact equipment.
The 333G is Deere’s largest CTL. The 12,100-pound machine features a vertical-lift design, a 100-hp engine and 3,700 pounds of rated operating capacity.
The SmartGrade-equipped version of this model gives operators greater accuracy, enabling them to complete grading tasks faster and with fewer passes than machines without the feature, Deere says. Masts and cables are eliminated.
In addition, Deere has also launched DozerMode on this machine, which enables the electro-hydraulic joystick control system to function like a crawler dozer with the push of a button.
Deere says DozerMode is beneficial when operating the six-way dozer blade attachment, streamlining attachment needs and setup time since the blade does not require tools to change between attachments. In conjunction with SmartGrade technology, the blade reduces the amount of operator input and lowers operator fatigue.
“Integrating our innovative SmartGrade technology into the 333G Compact Track Loader provides our customers with a solution that is transportable, can fit into tighter spaces and will ultimately reduce labor costs,” Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, skid steers and compact track loaders.