While it might be the National Farm Machinery Show, there’s no reason why there can’t also be things for the worksite… and even better when that worksite is also an agricultural operation. Larry Foster, a district sales manager for John Deere’s commercial worksite products, told Chuck during an interview at NFMS that they even have traded in their John Deere green for yellow when it comes to their latest skid steer, the Model 332E. But even though it has a construction site feel to it, it’s still good for farmsteads.
“[For dairy and beef operations] sometimes it’s for feed, [sometimes] for cleaning up manure,” Larry said. He added that grain farmers find it handy as a mobile forklift, and those with hay pastures can use a variety of baling attachments as well. “It’s a very useful tool for virtually every farm use operation.”
Larry went on to say this latest E series model features a 100 hp motor, ride control, four setup controls to customize the operator station for the individual user, and an industry-first, three-way switchable controls. “So you can push a button and switch [between the various controls].”
Plus, the new 332E skid steer gives operators some creature comforts, including light controls, just to make the experience the best fit for the owner.
You can listen to Chuck’s interview with Larry here: Interview with Larry Foster