In the rough and ready world of construction and forestry equipment, the idea of creating products with more power and a smaller environmental footprint used to be something of a fantasy — but not anymore. We live in a world where these two goals are coming together like never before, and John Deere is leading the way.
For many decades, John Deere tractors, dozers, and skidders have been the equipment you can trust for quality and performance. As the world continues to change, both Papé and John Deere recognize the need to use today's innovative technology to develop products that not only perform, but also minimize environmental impact.
John Deere's goal is to reduce the amount of energy they consume, reduce the water they use, and recycle more total waste. Using Life Cycle Analysis, John Deere analyzes every stage their products go through — from raw materials to manufacturing to the final stage of recycling — and find ways to leave the smallest environmental footprint.
They're already making incredible progress.
In April 2013, John Deere introduced the 644K Hybrid Loader, which was the first ever diesel hybrid electric drive wheel loader. With an uncompromising 25% reduction in fuel consumption, the game-changing 644K boasts an EPA IT4/EU Stage IIIB 6.8L diesel engine that maintains continuous flow, along with improved torque, for a smoother, more enjoyable ride.
Then, in April 2015, John Deere introduced their L-Series Skidders. The L-Series Skidders offer Best-in-Class horsepower with improved durability and an even smaller environmental footprint. The L-Series lineup uses an efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that allows the engine to operate at a constant speed while consuming less fuel and maximizing total efficiency. Innovative auto idle and auto shutdown also reduce fuel consumption while extending the life of the machine.
The L-Series Skidders and the 644K Hybrid Loader are just the beginning for John Deere, with plans to reduce energy consumption by 15%, reduce water consumption by 15%, and recycle 75% of their total waste by 2018.
Expect John Deere to continue to deliver equipment and machinery that not only gets the job done right, but also does right by the world in which we live.
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