John Deere’s 4 new D-Series cold planer attachments boost cut rate, smoothness

Updated Aug 30, 2016

OverallJohn Deere has upgraded its cold planer attachment lineup with four new models the company says deliver 10 percent more cut rate over their predecessors.

The new CP12D, CP18D, CP24D and CP30D cold planers turn skid steers, compact track loaders and compact wheel loaders into milling machines in application such as street repairs, matching uneven pavement surfaces, cutting drainage in parking lots and cleanup up around larger milling machines.

Improvements to these D-Series attachments are headlined by significantly reduced rolling resistance. The change, Deere says, has increased cutting force and has made it easier to maintain control of the attachment over the depth of the cut.

Deere has also increased the weight of these attachments, reducing bounce and providing a smoother cut. Planing-drum mounting allows closer planing near curbs while independent tilt adjustments allow for planing on both sides of the machine.

A front door on the attachments opens forward, making for easier access for pick inspection and replacement. Protective shields guard electrical and hydraulic components while steel wheels and cylinders are positioned up and out of the way of obstructions and debris.