John Deere Small-Frame G-Series and CTL Upgrades Skid Steer Reviews

John Deere Small-Frame G-Series and CTL Upgrades

John Deere Collaborates with Customers to Upgrade G-Series

Five small-frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders have gotten the upgrade treatment after three years on the market. The 312GR, 314G, 316 GR, 317G, and 318G models now provide operators with enhanced power and efficiency for increased productivity.


John Deere on the Upgraded G-Series

“As we constantly source feedback from our customers, we heard them request minor improvements to the small-frame lineup, such as simplified maintenance, increased visibility and easier connections to attachments. We used this as an opportunity to upgrade our equipment so that it meets their needs and continues to provide quality and performance that our customers expect.”

—Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry

What Upgrades are We Talking About Here?

The improved small-frame G-Series machines can come equipped with rearview cameras and upgraded cabs. Efforts have been made to make this new cab design more comfortable and safe with easy-to-clean cab windows, Bluetooth radios, and redesigned manual control levers that have improved ergonomics.

John Deere has also upgraded the mechanics of the G-Series with protected auxiliary lines that run within the boom for additional protection, extending the machine’s life cycle. The G-Series also has the optional capability to support two sets of counterweights, improving stability and lift capacity. A newly integrated 4-point tie-down system increases transport mobility.

Maintenance has been simplified with the new John Deere G-Series. Color-coded fluid fills and key filters have been mounted near the rear door for easy access. Air conditioning ducts have been optimized, cab pressurization and debris ingression issues have seen improvements, and many of the components include zinc flake hardware for better protection against corrosion and wear.


JD Link

Additionally, you can get the most of your new John Deere G-Series machine with a 5-year subscription to the JDLink telematics service. This application lets you view critical information about the machines in your fleet, providing real-time data and health prognostics to suggest maintenance solutions. Remote diagnostics let a dealer read codes, record performance data, and update software without making a trip down to the jobsite.

For more information about the new and improved John Deere G-Series machines, visit .

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