INDUSTRY INSIDER | April 23, 2024

Introducing the New Deere Telescopic Compact Wheel Loader

Original Source: FocusOn Equipment Rentals & Retailers

The 326 P-Tier telescopic compact wheel loader offers 16-plus feet of reach from its telescopic lift arm.

John Deere Compact wheel loaders are one of the fastest-growing classes of equipment. Expanding its lineup of Performance Tiering, or P-Tier loaders, John Deere unveiled the new 326 P-Tier telescopic compact wheel loader.

Luke Gribble, Deere’s go-to-market manager, says owners and operators will love the 326 P-Tier for its reach, flexibility, and lift capacity. “Operators will enjoy it for the cab visibility, the boom controls, and the exclusive Articulation Plus steering system. Put it all together, and the 326 P-Tier is a real multitool.”Lift, load, and stack

Extending and retracting the telescoping arm is performed with the mini joystick located on the main control lever, meaning operators don’t have to remove their hands from the main controls to activate the arm.

To prevent overloading, the Load Torque Indicator system gives visual and audio alarms relating to the stability and movement of the lift arm should capacities be exceeded.

If the stability limit is reached, movement of the lift arm is only possible if the load is reduced. In addition, a separate indicator warns of potential overload of the tilt cylinder.

“Features like this help make the 326 P-Tier one of the most confidence-inspiring and operator-friendly wheel loaders available,” Gribble said. “And it is perfect for helping less-experienced operators become better, faster.”

The 326 P-Tier telescopic compact wheel loader features a brisk 23-mph top speed to help move quickly between jobs.

Cabs of the new loaders were built to be comfortable and easy to navigate with all the features required for smooth lifting and loading operations.

Highlights include a 9-inch touchscreen display that keeps key information within easy view. The configurable display shows key data, including warnings, status, and machine positioning. John Deere says an intuitive user-friendly menu allows operators to tailor the display and machine functionality to the task at hand.