Top 100: Skid-Steers Feature More Than 100 Enhancements

September 28, 2010

John DeereSeries II skid-steer loaders from John Deere boast more than 100 product enhancements that originated from direct customer feedback. Thanks to 60-40 weight distribution, the loaders feature exceptional stability. Also adding to stability, a long wheelbase allows travel at high speeds over rough terrain, and major components are mounted low on the frame for a lower center of gravity. The vertical-lift boom rises along a near-true vertical path at a 45-degree dump angle. For optimal cooling and long life, the company's PowerTech engine incorporates a direct-injection fuel system and long-life wet-sleeve cylinder linings commonly found on larger equipment. Direct-injection provides quick starts and fuel economy. The 54 attachments in Deere's Worksite Pro line make the machines extremely versatile. Suggested list prices: $21,200 to $38,000.