The John Deere’s homepage reports that the John Deere 313 is taking on the competition again in a two-part test of sheer muscle power on Deere’s Skid Steer Smackdown Web site.
“Double Trouble,” the fifth battle in the series pits the small-frame Deere 313 against a competitor’s machine.
And while the newcomer to Deere’s fleet of skid steers is small, with an operating capacity of 1,300 lbs., it’s big on strength and stability. The 313 and a similarly sized competitor machine each push three massive, one-ton concrete blocks and face a series of three-foot moguls, as well as Mount Skidmore — a tough-to-climb five-foot berm.
“Power and stability are the keys to getting to the finish line,” said Sam Norwood, manager, John Deere Commercial Worksite Products. “I was proud to see our 313 skid steer go toe-to-toe in strength, but the overall balance of our machine over uneven ground was the key to victory here.”
The John Deere 313 and its closest relative, the 315 skid steer, made their debut last fall. The additions to the skid steer family give Deere customers two small-frame options for their fleets.
Source: John Deere