John Deere Construction & Forestry introduced two new wheeled excavators, the 190D W and the 220D W, featuring Tier 3-certified engines and significant increases in horsepower, weight and digging forces over their predecessors.

 Both units have fuel-efficient 5.2-L diesel engines rated at 159 hp., with the 190D W weighing in at 44,974 pounds and the 220D W at 51,368 pounds when both are equipped with two-piece booms and front and rear outriggers. In addition to its heavier operating weight, the 220D W has a greater dig depth at 20 feet 8 inches, and more digging forces. The 190D W and 220D W are also available with mono booms for long-distance work and blades for backfilling.

“Whether your job calls for the 19- or 22-metric-ton machine, you can drive from site to site quickly, with a maximum speed topping 23 mph and a lot more maneuverability than a tracked excavator,” said Mark Wall, excavator product marketing manager for John Deere. “The 190D W and 220D W are highly productive in digging ditches, repairing streets and sewers or moving Jersey barriers.”

On the 220D W, wider axles and the additional weight provide more stability and lift capability for quickly moving Jersey barriers.