Built at John Deere’s Dubuque Works manufacturing facility in Dubuque, Iowa, the 710L joins the L Series of backhoe loaders as the largest in the line.
The unit has 17-foot 3-inch dig depth, and is designed for loading trucks, placing pipe, digging trenches, breaking up concrete or asphalt, and moving materials.
The 710L backhoe is powered by a Tier 4-Final-certified 4.5L Deere PowerTech Plus engine, providing 13 percent more net peak horsepower than the previous K-Series model. Other improvements, according to the company, include added lift capability and an improved rear control valve for enhanced controllability.
A standard John Deere PowerShift transmission enables operators to travel up to 23 mph between job sites. Utilizing the sealed-switch module, operators can boost craning by an additional 10 percent through the Lift Mode feature; when selected, engine rpm is automatically set at 1,400, and the machine maximizes hydraulic pressure for increased craning capability.
Pressure-compensated load-sensing hydraulics aid multifunction operation. Standard ride control enables front loader hydraulic cylinders to act as shock absorbers, smoothing travel over rough terrain.
The cab has been upgraded with L Series amenities, including extra legroom and a more comfortable seat (available in adjustable mechanical or air-suspension); redesigned pilot towers with fingertip electrohydraulic (EH) controls; a multifunction lever on the steering column to control turn signals, wipers and lights; and a multi-language monitor. Operators can program time-specific functions, such as auto shutdown and auto idle.
Also available is a new lighting scheme with an optional LED lighting kit to enhance visibility and extend the workday, Deere says, and an elevated canopy to provide better visibility for both the front and rear of the backhoe. The 710L also has the option to add premium radio with Bluetooth auxiliary input and SiriusXM satellite radio capability.
The standard Economy mode feature saves fuel in many applications. When activated, maximum engine rpm is limited in both loader and backhoe operations. A variable-speed electronically controlled fan automatically speeds up or slows down, operating only as needed, helping conserve power and fuel while reducing noise.
Same-side ground-level service points speed daily maintenance checks. Owners looking for telematics and maintenance help can rely on available Ultimate Uptime featuring John Deere WorkSight.
With Ultimate Uptime, operators receive pre-delivery and follow-up inspections; three years of JDLink telematics, machine heath prognostics and remote diagnostics and programming capability; and the ability to add additional dealer-provided solutions to customize the package to individual needs.
John Deere 710L Specifications
- Max dig depth: 17 feet 3 inches
- Engine: Deere PowerTech Plus 4045HT084
- Power, net: 148 horsepower @ 2,244 rpm
- Dump height: 9 feet 6 inches
- Bucket tearout: 18,959 lb.-ft.