Landscape contractors handling large commercial jobs may want to check out John Deere’s latest addition to its Worksite Pro attachments, the D-Series cold planers.
Deere says the new attachment can transform your skid steer, compact track loader or compact wheel loader into an efficient milling machine. The four models in the D-Series are ideal for street repair, matching uneven pavement surfaces, cutting drainage in parking lots and cleaning up around larger milling machines.
The four new models (CP12D, CP18D, CP24D and CP30D) deliver up to 10 percent more cut rate over their C-Series predecessors, the manufacturer says, and the exclusive angled soil-guard design prevents the wheels from riding up and over millings.
John Deere says the new cold planer attachment reduces rolling resistance and thus increases cutting force while also making it easier to maintain control over the depth of the cut. Increased weight on the new models helps keep the planer in place and reduces bounce, for a smoother cut, that company says, and the planing-drum mounting enables closer planing near curbing.
The tilt can be adjusted independently to allow planing on both the left and right sides of the machine. Electrical and hydraulic components are guarded by protective shields, and solid hardened-steel wheels and cylinders are positioned up and out of the way of obstructions and debris.
The front door opens forward, providing easy access for pick inspection and replacement.