The 159-horsepower 210G LC hydraulic excavator uses a John Deere PowerTech PVS 6.8L diesel with an automatically regenerating DPF that can go up to 15,000 hours before ash removal, Deere says. The DEF tank, located within the steps to the service platform, has an integrated spill guard that drains spillage outside the machine.
The hood is larger than the previous model, and provides better access to the engine. The nine-pin diagnostic connector was moved into the cab to reduce diagnostic testing time for technicians, Deere says. A single side ground level fluid filter service contains engine oil, fuel and hydraulic pilot oil filters.
Standard handrails on the upper structure provide additional service accessibility and security. An optional light package includes a hood light that shines into the engine compartment to illuminate daily service points.