John Deere's new E-Series skid steer and CTL line includes five skid steers and four compact track loaders, each with Tier 4-Interim or Tier 4-Final engines and other improvements.
The large-frame skid steers and CTLs feature a flat floor design with 25 percent more foot room than previous models. All models include low-effort electro-hydraulic (EH) controls. The EH controls are available for ISO, H, and foot control patterns. In addition, the E-Series features an option to allow the operator to switch between all three industry control patterns.
Other new standard features include connect-under-pressure auxiliary hydraulic couplers, and a new courtesy lighting feature that automatically shuts the machine lights off after operation.
The mid-frame models have been improved to enhance performance and make the machines more versatile, according to Deere. The optimized boom design provides more boom and bucket breakout throughout the lift path. It also offers greater reach at truck-bed height and increases lift height to the hinge pin.
In addition to the standard improvements, both the large- and mid-frame E-Series models offer several options, including a new keyless start feature and a ride control option that cushions the boom under heavy load.
The skid steers and CTLs are powered by Yanmar 3.3 or 3.1 liter diesel engines. The large-frame model engines provide up to 10 percent more horsepower than the previous D-Series models. Engines over 75 horsepower will meet T4-I emissions requirements, while engines under 75 horsepower will be Tier 4-F compliant. The engines in all E-Series models feature cooled EGR with an exhaust filter consisting of a diesel oxidation catalyst and diesel particulate filter.
In skid steers, there are three large-frame models (326E, 328E, 332E) and two mid-frame models (318E, 320E). In CTLs, there are two large-frame models (329E, 333E) and two mid-frame models (319E, 323E).