The L-Series meets today’s emission regulations through a rugged Final Tier 4/EU Stage IV PowerTech Plus diesel engine on the 210L (93 hp) and a certified IT4/Stage III B John Deere PowerTech E engine on the 210L EP (70 hp). Both models boast a four-speed PowerShift transmission that allows smooth no-clutch fingertip shifting and direction changes for fast work cycles.
Depending on intended use, each tractor loader model can be equipped with a canopy or an optional four-season air-conditioned/heated cab. Inside the cab, updates were made to improve comfort and visibility. These include a larger right-hand armrest and increased seat rotation up to 70 degrees (20 left and 50 right) for a better view of the box blade and easier entry and exit from the cab. The tractor loaders also boast a new fender design and improved lighting scheme for better visibility around the canopy. A premium LED package includes two front spotlights, two rear and two side floodlights.
An easy-view, multi-language monitor displays important operating information. A new “palm-on-top” loader-control grip increases operator comfort and provides exclusive fingertip control of clutch disconnect momentary mechanical-front-wheel drive (MFWD) and other loader functions. On-the-fly MFWD can be engaged to give extra traction in poor job site conditions or to move heavy loads. An optional limited-slip front axle delivers 65 percent of available power to the tire with the best traction for true all-wheel-drive pulling power.
A new hitch design makes it easier to position the box blade over the pile for added versatility and productivity. Optional dual-tilt rear hydraulic cylinders provide greater three-point side-to-side hitch control of rear attachments. Both the 210L EP and 210L can also be outfitted with a quick-coupler to accept numerous attachments. The integral three-point hitch and optional power takeoff (PTO) accommodate a variety of Category 2 tools, such as disks, mowers, blades and box scrapers. Two rear ballast-weight packages (700 and 1,500 lb.) increase versatility in various loader applications.
Like their backhoe counterparts, L-Series tractor loaders also boast the benefits of unsurpassed reliability and uptime. Same-side ground-level service points help speed daily checks. A two-position tilt hood provides same-side ground-level access to engine and transmission dipsticks, engine-oil fill, fuel and air filters, and coolant reservoir. The fuel fill area is also nearby.