John Deere Introduces the Revolutionary 318G Skid Steer for Africa Middle East Market

  • John Deere expands their G-Series Skid Steer line-up to Africa Middle East Markets with the NEW 318G Skid Steer.
  • Powerful and versatile to meet all agriculture and construction site needs.
  • Includes advanced features making it the perfect choice for anyone looking to maximise productivity and efficiency. 

BOKSBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, July 2023 - John Deere recently introduced their 318G Skid Steer to Africa Middle East Markets. This powerful and versatile machine sets new productivity, durability, and operator comfort standards, offering unmatched performance in diverse and challenging environments.

318G Skid Steer

Why the 318G? 

The 318G Skid Steer combines advanced technology with John Deere expertise to deliver exceptional results in a wide range of applications. From construction to agriculture and material handling, this machine is engineered to tackle the toughest tasks with ease, with features such as; 

1. Full-tilt Access

Open the rear door and lift the hood to easily access dipsticks, fuel- and fluid-filler necks, and filters at ground level. In under two minutes, the operator's station can also be swung up and out of the way, providing effortless access to the drivetrain.

2. Heavy-duty Drivetrains

The final-drive chains, lubricated with oil, are resilient and do not require regular adjustment despite daily wear and tear. Additionally, the reinforced drive sprockets ensure long-lasting durability.

3. Wheel Options

With the available wheel options, the 318G can reduce its size and easily manoeuvre through narrow openings. It possesses sufficient axle torque and carefully optimised boom and bucket breakout forces, allowing it to effectively excavate, pry, and push through clay, as well as maintain a heaped bucket.

4. Carry More, Spill Less

Enhanced stability due to a low centre of gravity, a 30-degree bucket rollback, optional hydraulic self-levelling, and ride control all contribute to maintaining full buckets and loaded forks. To increase capacity, you can utilise up to two sets of counterweights.

The scrap grapples are equipped with two dual-action hydraulic-powered grapples that efficiently grab and secure items. For tasks such as land clearing, job site cleanup, and brush removal, the rock grapples prove to be highly effective.

When it comes to handling hay, cleaning pens, re-bedding stalls, or various other agricultural chores, you can enhance your capabilities with silage defacers, material/manure scrapers, bale huggers, bale spears, and buckets.

A wide selection of buckets is available, including multipurpose, dirt, rock, and rollout buckets, each with different widths and capacities. The grading-heel bucket is particularly adept at back dragging for superior grading performance.

5. Heads-up Operation

The overhead panel offers a convenient arrangement, with machine information located on the left side and control switches positioned on the right side. An easily readable LCD monitor serves as a valuable resource, providing a comprehensive range of information and control options. This includes essential operating conditions and advanced diagnostic capabilities.

6. Cooling Fans

To ensure uninterrupted performance in demanding, high-load conditions, the equipment features large coolers that enhance heat rejection. The engine-mounted cooling fan, driven by a belt, operates efficiently and reliably, providing optimal cooling performance.

7. Radial and Vertical Boom Lift

With robust cross-section boom arms and durable heavy-duty upper links, the 318G possesses the strength required to withstand challenging tasks, ensuring long-term durability.

Its vertical lift capabilities increase lift height and extended reach at the top of the lift path, resulting in enhanced stability during operations while the RADIAL LIFT capabilities extend reach at intermediate lift heights, making it ideal for digging, grading, and backfilling tasks.

Find Out More

Whether you’re acquiring your first machine or adding to a fleet, there’s a John Deere G-Series Skid Steer that’s all-in for you. For more information, contact your local John Deere Construction and Forestry dealer.

About John Deere

With a rich history of more than 140 years in South Africa, John Deere is a trusted, world-renowned leader in producing turf, agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery solutions with state-of-the-art precision technology. With its continued focus to strengthen its presence throughout the Africa Middle East region ("AME"), John Deere AME serves its customers through more than 218 dealer touch points across Africa Middle East and supports its dealer network with a Regional Parts Distribution centre in South Africa as well as sales and marketing offices in South Africa and Kenya. 

Committed to delivering a distinctive customer experience coupled with solutions-driven advice from its authorised dealer network and John Deere Financial Solutions, John Deere AME promotes food security while actively driving a successful and inclusive agricultural community while supporting Africa's growth via its construction and forestry solutions.

With core values of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation, John Deere AME remains dedicated to the success of its customers, to those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, clothes, shelter and infrastructure.