Homeowners, construction workers, and landscapers in Arkansas have more than you’d think in common. They each work hard, they appreciate the exceptional performance, and they enjoy equipment they can count on. Probably one of the most important similarities between these three groups is the potential that they can benefit from a John Deere Compact Excavator.

With multiple different models to choose from, these small excavators offer their operators the chance to outperform. We often get asked questions about two models in particular though. Are the 30G and the 35G the same? Which one is better than the other? What makes them different?

We think it’s about time to do a dealership-tells-all and get down to the nitty-gritty. So here’s everything you need to know about the 30G and the 35G Compact Excavators.

What are the similarities between the John Deere 30G and 35G?

  • Engine. Both machines offer a 3-cylinder, high-torque Yanmar diesel engine that meets EPA Stage IV emission standards. This engine focuses on preserving fuel so you can focus on lowering costs.
  • Versatility. Whether you’re a homeowner, a DIY-er or you’re working out on a construction site, you’ll find plenty of jobs to squeeze out of these models. Typical construction work like excavating, demolition, and trenching, as well as more residential-focused jobs like digging, hauling, and plowing are no match.
  • Maneuverability. Both of these models are great for working in small spaces. While they have minor differences, they each offer exceptional performance in the backyard and roadside jobs.
  • Compact. The 30G and 35G each offer a narrow build and short height to make storage and transportation easier. These models also make it easier to access restricted areas like low ceilings and tight corners.

What’s the difference between the 30G and the 35G?

The 30G and 35G don’t sound like they’d be too different, but they actually offer different values for different customers. Each offering powerful performance and an efficient operating experience, they both live up to the high-quality John Deere standard. So, let’s find out which one is right for you.

John Deere 30G Compact Excavator

The Specs

Net Power

23 hp

Max Digging Depth

9 ft. 2 in.

Operating Weight

7,220 lb.

The Pros

Economical. Without the additional bells and whistles, you’d find on the 35G, the 30G still offers strong core capabilities and exceptional performance. Its high value makes it exceptionally popular among many of our homeowner customers.

Reduced-tail-swing. Extending only a few centimeters beyond the undercarriage during maneuvers, you’ll find this machine to work pretty well in tight spaces. Its longer tail radius also allows it to offer better lifting capacity and operator comfort. Operator station. With large entryways and unrestricted sightlines, you won’t find much of a problem with this work area. Especially when it was designed with user comfort and -convenience in mind.

John Deere 35G Compact Excavator

The Specs

Net Power

23.3 hp

Max Digging Depth

10 ft. 0 in.

Operating Weight

8,135 lb.

The Pros

Zero-tail-swing. This model is especially helpful in the tightest of all spaces. However, its smaller tail radius reduces the ability for a greater lifting capacity.

Your choice of tracks. Choose between rubber tracks that offer more versatility or steel tracks that offer better durability.

Auto-Idle. Save fuel and reduce costs with this feature that automatically drops engine speed when hydraulics aren’t in use.  Visibility. With a redesigned cab, you can take advantage of a wider, taller front glass with a single hinged door for ultimate visibility. Who needs a spotter when you’re your own?

After all, if you have the chance to increase productivity while decreasing downtime, why wouldn’t you take it?

Why Greenway Equipment?

At Greenway, we have a dedicated team that’s willing to go the extra mile for you. We’ve been in the business long enough to know exactly what our customers need when they need it. With the proper training and experience, our staff will guide you through finding a solution that is right for your operation and your budget.

Your time with us doesn’t end after your purchase though. Our staff keeps in touch with all of our customers to ensure they are well taken care of for years to come. Checkups and routine service allow us to build relationships with our customers and keeps our customers’ equipment in the best shape possible.

If you are looking for commercial equipment for sale in Missouri, be sure to stop by any of our stores. Our staff is eager to find a solution that will improve your operation

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