eDaily: John Deere 872G Joystick-Control Grader

September 28, 2010

John Deere offered a preview of its 872G motor grader with Electro-Hydraulic (EH) controls. The 872G is Deere’s largest grader, a six-wheel-drive unit with 245 net horsepower and more than 43,000 lbs. of blade pull. Deere will be offering operators a choice of manual or EH controls when the machine is available in 2009. Integrated Grade Control gives operators a choice of laser/GPS providers, making installation easy with exclusive “plug-and-play” hardware, software and wiring – the grader arrives from the factory ready to accept grade control systems from the top manufacturers.