New John Deere automation features designed to move you ahead in a big way include Machine-Damage Avoidance, Machine Presets, Auto-Articulation, Auto-Gain for Cross Slope, and Auto-Pass (available on Grade Pro [GP] models).
Auto-Shift PLUS simplifies operation of both GP and G-Series, for machine operation without using the inching pedal.
Industry-First SmartGrade™ Configurations
John Deere SmartGrade Motor Graders are fully integrated and calibrated from the factory, arriving at your jobsite ready to work.
Integration into the SmartGrade cabin and structures helps shield key grade-control components such as wire harnesses and sensors from damage and theft.
Eight armrest-mounted, fingertip-actuated controls on Grade Pro (GP) models, are arranged in the industry-standard pattern on each side of the standard steering wheel.
Optional dual-joystick controls on GP models require significantly less wrist motion to articulate the motor grader than competitive joystick controls.
When engaged, Eco mode reduces engine rpm in gears 1–5, optimizing fuel usage and decreasing operating costs by up to 10 percent.
Auto shutdown turns off the engine after an operator-determined period of time. Saves fuel and reduces wear on engine, transmission, and hydraulic components.
Featuring a fully sealed bearing and pinion that run smoother and quieter, the industry-leading design of the optional premium circle reduces operating costs while delivering 40-percent more torque and 15-percent more speed than a traditional circle. Contractors no longer have to compensate for wear in the circle, improving accuracy when using a grade-control system — especially impactful when coupled with the innovative John Deere SmartGrade™ system. And greasing intervals of only four zerks every 500 hours make the premium circle essentially maintenance free.
Increased engine horsepower, torque, and blade pull produce generous power and lugging ability, to deliver more power to the ground, easily pull through tough spots, or tackle steep hills.
Horsepower and torque are optimized for each gear to maximize performance no matter your application.
All-around visibility is virtually unobstructed, with a clear view to the heel and toe, and behind the moldboard.