OLATHE, Kan. — John Deere has added two loader attachments and two rear implements to its Frontier equipment lineup to meet the land maintenance needs of large property owners who use John Deere Compact Utility Tractors.
The lightweight Frontier AY11F 4-in-1 Bucket is 53-inches (134.62 cm) wide and weighs less than 260 pounds (117.93 kg). Customers can use the versatile bucket as a grapple, scraper or dozer. A 30-inch (76.2 cm) jaw opening and serrated edge enable the bucket to handle large items and tightly grasp material. Two hydraulic cylinders on the bucket evenly distribute loads and provide increased load-carrying capacity.
“The versatility of the 4-in-1 bucket make it a solid choice for backfilling and cleanup, grading and smoothing driveways, lifting large objects and moving loose material like gravel,” said Scott Geier, marketing manager, partnered products for John Deere. The bucket’s hinges are made of heavy-duty steel to resist bending and offers longer wear capability with large, greaseable pivot points for long service life.
John Deere also introduced the 160-pound (72.57 kg) Frontier AV20F Root Grapple equipped with upper and lower grapple tines for debris cleanup, brush removal or moving large logs or rocks. The 53-inch (134.62 cm) wide root grapple features multiple 6- and 8-inch (15.24 and 20.32 cm) grapple tines, a protected single hydraulic cylinder and a 30-inch (76.2 cm) jaw opening to efficiently capture and clamp tightly around material.
When the grapple is not attached to the loader, an integrated base support prevents it from rolling or tipping. In less than two minutes, the AY11F or AV20F can be easily connected to the tractor’s loader arms and hydraulic system by using John Deere quick-attach connections.
Frontier LP1048L and LP1060L Land Planes are built to handle a wide range of property-maintenance duties around the farm or small acreage including leveling driveways, filling potholes and reconditioning roads and landscaping. The LP1048L and LP1060L are Limited Category I and iMatch compatible.
Both Frontier loader attachments and the two rear implements are available for ordering through local John Deere dealers. For more information about Frontier equipment see your local dealer or visit JohnDeere.com/Frontier. To view how-to videos featuring these and other Frontier products visit www.TipsNotebook.com.