The 463-horsepower production-class model of John Deere's 670G LC excavator is now equipped with a Final Tier 4 engine designed to meet the strictest emission standards, and it boasts customer-inspired updates to enhance productivity, maintenance and safety.

The production-class model is designed for easy to service with such features as a battery disconnect switch, spin-on fuel filters and two additional water separators to maintain long fuel filter life. Engine and hydraulic oil sample ports allow for quick maintenance checks. An improved step position on the track frame and handrails on the upper structure provide multiple points of contact when accessing the engine compartment.

Behind the controls and in the sculpted, heated air-suspension seat, operators have access to a refined monitor that employs a turn-and-tap rotary control for quick access to an abundance of performance and convenience features and functions.

The 670G LC excavator includes features such as a Powerwise III engine/hydraulic-management system with multiple productivity modes, designed to enable operators to balance engine performance and hydraulic flow. A high productivity mode is designed to deliver more power and faster hydraulic response to move more material. Power mode is designed for smooth and balanced metering for normal operation. The economy mode reduces top speed and is designed to help save fuel.

The excavator also includes an expansion tank in the cooling system designed to enhance air pursing, provide make-up fluid when needed and improve overall cooling efficiency, helping the engine operate at peak performance.