Deere upgrades the 670G LC excavator
By Andrew Macklin
June 16, 2016 – The John Deere 670G LC excavator is the latest model to be updated to meet customer needs and emissions requirements. The 463 horsepower production-class model is now equipped with a Final Tier 4 engine to meet the strictest emission standards, and it boasts customer-inspired updates to enhance productivity, maintenance and safety.
Maintenance is simplified with such features as a battery disconnect switch, spin-on fuel filters and two additional water separators to maintain long fuel filter life. Engine and hydraulic oil sample ports allow for quick and convenient, proactive maintenance checks, which keep operators running longer. In addition, an improved step position on the track frame and handrails on the upper structure provide multiple points of contact when accessing the engine compartment.
Behind the controls and in the comfort of a sculpted, heated air-suspension seat, operators have access to a refined monitor that employs a turn-and-tap rotary control for quick access to an abundance of performance and convenience features and functions. Operators will also appreciate the quiet and spacious cab, all-around visibility and numerous other amenities that provide everything operators need to do their best work.
The 670G LC excavator includes smart features, such as a Powerwise III engine/hydraulic-management system with multiple productivity modes, enabling operators to balance engine performance and hydraulic flow for predictable operation. High productivity delivers more power and faster hydraulic response to move more material. Power provides smooth and balanced metering for normal operation. Economy reduces top speed and helps save fuel.
The excavator also boasts an expansion tank in the cooling system that enhances air pursing, provides make-up fluid when needed and improves overall cooling efficiency, helping the engine operate at peak performance.
Fleet managers looking to get the most out of their 670G LC excavator can rely on their John Deere dealers to provide Ultimate Uptime featuring John Deere WorkSight. With Ultimate Uptime, owners receive pre-delivery and follow-up inspections; five years of JDLink telematics, machine health prognostics and remote diagnostics, and programming capability; and the ability to add dealer-provided uptime solutions to customize the package to individual needs.