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John Deere L-Series II Machines Incorporate Simpler, Easier to Maintain Design

Tue May 19, 2020 - National Edition
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John Deere's L-Series II skidders and feller bunchers build upon the best features of the original machines while simplifying the design to increase reliability.

The simpler L-Series II models reduce maintenance and increase uptime with more than 1,600 parts changes, including more robust electrical harnesses, fittings, hoses, and cylinder guards than previous models. Changes under the hood include improved component placement and dramatically reduced complexity of electrical and hydraulic systems, according to the manufacturer.

L-Series II Wheeled Feller Buncher Improvements
  • Redesigned exhaust chute improves cutting efficiency.
L-Series II Skidder Improvements
  • Reinforced arch delivers maximum durability.
  • Increased grapple-squeeze force provides constant pressure, so operators are less likely to drop logs.
Improvements Common to Both Machines
  • Steering stops cushion impact at full articulation to reduce machine stress and deliver a more comfortable ride.
  • Simplified electrical routing boosts reliability and durability.
  • Improved hydraulic routings and fittings extend component life and ease service.

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This story also appears on Forestry Equipment Guide.

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