Moline, Ill.—John Deere announces the introduction of the customer-inspired 180G LC hydraulic excavator. This 18 metric ton model provides contractors a larger mid-size excavator solution with an Interim Tier4-certifed (IT4) engine. The new 180G LC joins the popular G-Series hydraulic excavator line and continues the John Deere tradition of reliability, power and productivity on the jobsite.
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The 180G LC model provides small local contractors, water and sewer contractors with a versatile, maneuverable, and IT4-certified excavator. The 18-ton model offers operators a machine with more reach, digging depth, lift capacity, and arm and bucket dig force.
The 180G LC features a rugged, 121 hp, field-proven IT4/EU Stage IIIB John Deere PowerTech diesel engine that meets rigid emissions regulations, enabling operators to work anywhere jobs are available, including non-attainment areas. The new unit employs filed-proven cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) for reducing NOx, and a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) to reduce particulate matter. Extended engine and hydraulic oil service intervals increase uptime and reduce daily operating costs.
The hydraulically driven, highly efficient fan at the heart of the excavators’ cooling system runs only as needed, reducing noise, fuel consumption and operating costs. The cooling system keeps things running cool, even in high-trash environments and high altitude. An automatic or operator-activated reversing option back-blows cooler cores to keep them clean and free of debris.
The 180G LC comes equipped with a Powerwise III hydraulic management system that yields pinpoint metering and smooth, low-effort control. The Powerwise III perfectly balances engine performance and hydraulic flow for predictable operation.
The 180G LC is available with a variety of track widths, arm lengths, buckets and other options.
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