John Deere enhances knuckleboom loader visibility


The latest models also offer an optional satellite-ready radio and hydraulic vacuum pump to reduce oil loss and spillage

John Deere has introduced the latest updates to its Knuckleboom Loader lineup, including visibility enhancements that aim to increase operator safety and accuracy.

According to the manufacturer, the 2022 models of 437E and 337E Knuckleboom Loaders feature a newly designed front window by removing the external mesh guard and replacing it with a clear, polycarbonate window for uninterrupted view.

“We are always looking for ways to increase operator comfort on the job, while keeping a focus on machine safety and design,” said Jarvis de Groot, Product Marketing Manager, Forestry Swing Machines and Knuckleboom Loaders at John Deere.

In July 2022, the IPAF accredited the first MEWP operator training centre in Kenya and, later in the month, JLG launched its X22SJP straight boom compact crawler.

“By removing the external window guard and redesigning the front window on the 437E and 337E Knuckleboom Loader models, we are significantly improving visibility for the operator, making for a safer and more comfortable work environment,” he added.

The 2022 model-year upgrades also feature a new hood profile in the left-rear corner of the machine, which opens up the view behind the machine. By offering enhanced visibility, these models enable the operator to be more precise, maximising uptime, the company stated.

In addition to visibility enhancements, the latest models will offer optional satellite-ready radio, improving the operator experience in the cab, while a new optional hydraulic vacuum pump can also be added to 2022 model-year machines, minimising oil loss and spillage during times of hydraulic maintenance and repair.

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