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Deere puts compact-tractor loaders on the level

John Deere says its new MSL loaders offer compact tractor operators an increase in lift capacity of up to 40 per cent over its non-self-leveling loaders.

John Deere has launched a new mechanical self-leveling loader (MSL) option for its 1E, 1R, 2R and 3E lines of compact utility tractors.

Deere’s MSL system allows the operator to maintain a level bucket or pallet position from the bottom of a lift to the top, making for “increased stability for the materials that are being lifted” and cutting the risk of materials falling back toward the tractor.

The MSL system’s joystick is pushed forward to lower and back to lift, Deere said in a release, and the load automatically stays level throughout the range of motion, without any left-to-right stick adjustments needed.

The new MSL loaders also offer an increase in lift capacity of up to 40 per cent over Deere’s non self-leveling loaders, the company said, so “operators can move more with every load.”

“Our new MSL makes it easier for our customers to move materials by automatically keeping the bucket or pallet forks level,” said product marketing manager Ray Gherardini said in John Deere’s release on July 7.

With the new loaders, he said, “customers can confidently operate the loader through a full range of motion while keeping the load level, and save time by moving more with every load.”

Deere said the John Deere MSL loaders for the 120R, 220R, and 300E tractors will be available with a “third function” kit, allowing for the use of more attachments, such as the 4-in-1 bucket.

The QuikPark loader mounting system, which will be available for the 1E, 1R and 2R lines, and the Quik-Change attachment carrier “provide operators the ability to quickly install and remove implements as needed to complete the task at hand,” Deere said.

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