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Powerful new John Deere excavator with FT4 diesel engine


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June 28, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The John Deere 870G LC excavator offers a new, fuel-efficient FT4 diesel engine that delivers exceptional power at 512 hp. Like its 670G LC counterpart, the 870G LC features cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR). With an improved piston design, the excavator burns particulate matter in the cylinder, so operators can save on service time and lower operating costs without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF). The 87-ton production class excavator is easy to service with such features as a battery disconnect switch, spin-on fuel filters and two additional water separators to maintain long fuel filter life. For expedient, proactive maintenance checks to keep operators running longer, the excavator also includes engine and hydraulic oil sample ports. Also, an improved step position on the track frame and handrails on the upper structure provide multiple points of contact when accessing the engine compartment.


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