Top 100: Performs as Several Machines in One

September 28, 2010

John DeereThe largest of John Deere's G-Series backhoe-loaders, the 710G maximizes productivity by acting as a small excavator and loader. Improvements over previous models include longer box-constructed stabilizers, a stance that is 18 inches wider, and a decreased transport width. Loader arms are also stiffer and heavier. For better bucket cleanout, the loader-bucket dump angle has increased to 45 degrees. A 6-cylinder engine provides 118 net horsepower and is Tier II compliant. A variety of tools—including couplers, hammers, buckets, forks and compactors—delivers best-in-class "mobile" productivity. Maximum digging depth is 17 feet 10 inches, and breakout force is 14,000 pounds. Pilot controls are optional. Estimated list price: $169,000.

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