Medium and Large Excavators: John Deere

November 2009 Vol. 64 No. 11
The John Deere 220D.

The 190D W and the 220D W wheeled excavators feature Tier 3-certified engines with fuel-efficient 5.2-L diesel engines rated at 159 hp, with the 190D W weighing in at 44,974 pounds and the 220D W at 51,368 pounds (when both are equipped with two-piece booms and front and rear outriggers). The 220D W has a greater dig depth at 20 feet, 8 inches, and more digging forces. Both models are also available with mono booms for long-distance work and blades for backfilling.

The Powerwise III engine/hydraulic management system maximizes engine output and delivers smooth, predictable multi-function operation while saving fuel. One work mode makes it easy to be productive in any application. The two-speed Powershift transmission shifts smoothly on the go from low to high. Downshifting isn’t a problem either since the transmission will only shift within certain travel-speed parameters – protecting both the operator and the drivetrain. 800.503.3373, www.deere.com.