John Deere 210LJ Landscape Loader Is Tier III Certified

Thu February 14, 2008 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The new John Deere 210LJ landscape loader has been redesigned from the ground up with a Tier III-certified engine and a cab option that makes it even more versatile and productive.

“The 210LJ is a purpose-built landscape loader — not a modified backhoe,” said Bob Tyler, product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry Division.

“Operators have told us they’re looking to do more and work longer into the year, particularly in the North and East where they use these units as utility tractors. We got right on that request and designed an all-weather cab.”

In addition to the new cab option, the 210LJ features a turbocharged, Tier III-certified John Deere PowerTech E 4045HT engine with increased hp (84 hp [62.6 kW] on the 210LJ vs. 80 hp [59.6 kW] on the previous unit), new 3-point hitch controls and a PTO option.

The redesigned John Deere 210LJ also sits a full 12 in. (30.5 cm) lower than other machines, enabling it to grade under eaves of existing structures.

“We realize that houses sometimes go on housing pads before the yards are graded out, so that means operators need the clearance to get up close to finished structures,” said Tyler. “It’s just one more reason why we build a dedicated landscape loader rather than a backhoe with the boom removed.”

Designed for Comfort, Productivity

The 210LJ operator’s station has been completely re-engineered with comfort and productivity in mind. A wider platform greets the operator, with more legroom and ample room to move with the new seat, which turns 10 degrees to the left for easy entry and exit and swivels 45 degrees to the right for an enhanced view of rear working tools.

“The swiveling seat is key for visibility to the box blade and also great for operators who attach a mower,” said Tyler.

The ROPS posts also have been moved forward and inclined to further improve rear visibility. The rear PTO option is perfect for attaching items such as mowers and post-hole diggers, increasing versatility.

On the loader end, a new extended grille surround helps protect the grille, side shield and hood from damage during close-in truck loading.

New easy-to-use, ergonomically designed controls and a new instrument panel make long days in the cab easier on the arms, hands and eyes. Cruise control is now found on the hand throttle, and like a car, shuts off when operators hit the brake during roading. The 3-point hitch controls are conveniently grouped together on the right-hand console for easy access.

Cab units are fully enclosed and factory mounted. The heating and air conditioning systems utilize six adjustable louvers for directing airflow wherever the operator desires. The heater outputs 44,000 BTU for comfortable wintertime operation.

Rear window and rear quarter panels open for ample fresh air intake and even clearer visibility.

Easy Maintenance, Uptime

“We’ve engineered the 210LJ landscape loader for easy maintenance,” said Tyler. “The easier a machine is to maintain, the more likely daily maintenance will get done. When daily maintenance gets done, the result is more uptime.”

Service points are grouped on the right side of the unit and accessible at ground level, making daily service checks a breeze, while many engine functions are driven by a single, self-adjusting serpentine belt, eliminating the need to check, adjust or replace multiple belts.

The spring applied, hydraulically released electronic park brake is operated with a simple switch and the brake itself is sealed in the axle — there are no exposed cables and no adjustments are necessary. Self-adjusting and self-equalizing service brakes last longer, further lowering operating costs.

Low temperature circuit (LTC) cooling simplifies cooling, shifting cooling functions and eliminating a stack of radiators in front of the machine. The front, main radiator is now more accessible and easier to clean, according to the manufacturer.

New onboard diagnostics make it easier to correct any problems with minimal troubleshooting, essential to keeping the machine up and earning.

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