John Deere updates 135G, 245G LC excavators with engine, hydraulic improvements

Updated Jul 16, 2016
John Deere 245GLC

John Deere has updated two of its reduced-tail-swing excavator models, bundling several customer-requested improvements with an update to the machines’ engines.

The new 135G and 245G LC are powered by a new Tier 4 Final diesel engine that requires no diesel particulate filter (DPF) and produces 101 and 159 horsepower in the 135 and 245, respectively. Designed for easy maneuverability, these machines excel on urban, highway and utility jobsites.

Like the new 670G LC and 870G LC excavators which Deere also recently updated, the new 135 and 245 now feature the Powerwise III engine/hydraulic-management system which balances engine performance and hydraulic flow for the application at hand through three selectable work modes:

  • High Productivity: More power and faster hydraulic response
  • Power: Smooth and balanced metering for normal operaiton
  • Economy: Reduced top speed and fuel saving assistance

Inside the cab, operators will find sculpted mechanical-suspension high-back seats in the 135G and a standard air-suspension heated seat in the 245G LC. Both machines feature an LCD monitor and an automatic, high-velocity bi-level climate-control system.

Ease of maintenance on the machines has been improved with grouped service points, at-a-glance gauges and an easily accessible battery disconnect switch.

John Deere offers its Ultimate Uptime package with both machines which includes pre-delivery and follow-up inspections; five years of JDLink telematics including machine health prognostics, remote diagnostics and programming capability; along with the ability to add dealer uptime solutions.