MOLINE, Ill. – The 210L EP and 210L are the newest members of the John Deere L-Series lineup, which also includes seven backhoe loader models, introduced last month.
“These machines aren't just modified backhoes. The 210L EP and 210L are purpose built for tractor loader owners and their unique applications,” said Brian Hennings, product marketing manager, backhoes and tractor loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “We're seeing these machines being used more and more outside the West Coast. Their versatility sets them apart on the job site.”
The L-Series meets today's emission regulations through a Final Tier 4/EU Stage IV PowerTech Plus diesel engine on the 210L (93 hp) and a certified IT4/Stage III B John Deere PowerTech E engine on the 210L EP (70 hp). Both models have a four-speed PowerShift transmission that allows no-clutch fingertip shifting and direction changes for fast work cycles.
Depending on intended use, each tractor loader model can be equipped with a canopy or an optional four-season air-conditioned/heated cab. Updates to the inside of the cab include a larger right-hand armrest and increased seat rotation up to 70 degrees (20 left and 50 right) for a better view of the box blade and easier entry and exit from the cab. The tractor loaders also boast a new fender design and improved lighting scheme for better visibility around the canopy. A premium LED package includes two front spotlights, two rear and two side floodlights.
A new hitch design makes it easier to position the box blade over the pile. Optional dual-tilt rear hydraulic cylinders provide greater three-point side-to-side hitch control of rear attachments. Both the 210L EP and 210L can also be outfitted with a quick-coupler for numerous attachments. The integral three-point hitch and optional power takeoff (PTO) accommodate a variety of Category 2 tools, such as disks, mowers, blades and box scrapers. Two rear ballast-weight packages (700 and 1,500 lb.) increase versatility in various loader applications.