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John Deere expands SmartGrade range with industry first



John Deere has added its SmartGrade technology to its 333G compact track loader, further improving the OEM’s range of precision grade management products.

After the grade control technology was optioned into John Deere’s range of motor graders in 2020, the 333G is the latest to reap the benefits of the automated solution.

John Deere construction and forestry solutions marketing manager Luke Gribble emphasised how important these technological developments were to John Deere.

“Expanding the abilities of our equipment through leading edge technology is at the forefront of our priorities,” Gribble said.

“By adding SmartGrade technology into the 333G compact track loader, we are providing our customers with the industry’s first ever machine fully integrated with grade control technology, helping them do more with less on the job.”

Site development and roadbuilding are just some of the tasks this SmartGrade integration can enhance, reducing the number of passes and reworking required on a grading job.

SmartGrade can also be built into the machine itself, removing the need for extra wiring which could be dangerous or unappealing.

John Deere has been a leader in Australia’s manufacturing of this kind of technology.

In 2020, as SmartGrade was implemented on John Deere’s motor graders, the grade control product marketing manager of John Deere WorkSight, Sean Mairet, said the technology would thrive thanks to its adaptability across industries.

“SmartGrade graders are the latest in a long line of technologies Deere has developed to help customers become more efficient and automate some of the controls for one of the most sophisticated pieces of equipment on the job site,” said Mariet.

“Whatever machine you have on the job site, Deere’s focus on industry-leading innovations will help operators be more productive and let owners better manage their workloads.”


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