New Backhoe and Loader Now Available From John Deere on Compact Tractor Lines

posted on Monday, June 19, 2017 in News

New Implements for 1023E and 1025R Models are perfect for Michigan homeowners and property managers looking to simplify tasks and improve operator productivity

Tri County Equipment in the thumb of Michigan is happy to carry the two newly announced John Deere compact utility tractor implements—the 260B Backhoe and the 120R Loader. Both small tractor attachments have improved features and are designed to increase productivity for commercial and residential landscaping work.

Powerful and efficient tractor attachments are nothing new for John Deere equipment owners, but the John Deere news post about these new tractor implements provides a bit more insight:

"When designing our latest backhoe and loader models, we listened to customer feedback, making key changes to improve operator ease and productivity," said DeMark Cole, Product Specialist for Compact Utility Tractors. "The 260B and 120R retain the features that customers loved from previous models, and include updates to simplify tasks, including implement attachment and detachment, and routine maintenance."

Both the 260B Backhoe and 120R Loader work great with the 1023E and 1025R compact utility tractor models that have been very popular in 2017, with features and functionality to make these already durable and useful products a fantastic fit for Michigan land owners and maintenance managers of larger properties.

Compact Tractor Equipment Specifications:

Here are a few details on the new attachments and how it will make your work easier in eastern Michigan. Want to see them in action? Click the RAQ button at the end of this article and we’ll setup a live demonstration and test drive at one of our locations!

New John Deere 260B Backhoe Features/Functionality

  • Equipped with a high-back seat
  • Integrated step on stabilizer arm
  • ROPS-mounted grab handle
  • Protective rubber boot
  • Large, easy-to-read decal with installation and removal instructions,
  • Cushioned boom cylinder and a new thumb kit
  • Integrated boom and swing lock pins
  • Stabilizer locks within reach of the operator’s seat

“The improved backhoe lock pins make attaching and detaching the new 260B backhoes much easier,” said Tri County Turf & Utility Equipment Sales Manager, Scotty Wadsworth. “Another well-over-due improvement we like is the cushioned boom cylinder -- even with experience, it's easy to bang the boom. This should help prevent damage to the equipment, which is something we all like to hear."

New John Deere 120R Loader Features/Functionality

  • A 754-pound lift capacity and a 72-inch lift height
  • Great for many tasks, from moving dirt to carrying heavy materials like gravel
  • Equipped with the John Deere Quik-Park mounting system
  • Easily mount and remove the implement without tools
  • Curved boom design for improvised styling and visibility
  • New knee joint for improved durability

“The new 120R Loader makes for easier loader maintenance with easy-to-reach grease points so your loader is always lubricated,” said Tri County Turf & Utility Equipment Sales Manager, Scotty Wadsworth. “Pivot pins and cylinders with end-of-pin lubrication are great for Michigan machine operators who frequently operate in sandy or moist conditions around the lake. John Deere is listening and taking action to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction."

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