John Deere Construction Equipment now has available the latest 2004/05 Edition Deere Performance Handbook and CD-ROM package. The 2004/05 edition includes the latest equipment specifications for current John Deere construction machine offerings.

In addition to specs for excavators, articulated dump trucks, dozers, wheel and crawler loaders, backhoes and skid steers, the Performance Handbook includes owning and operating cost formulas that can be used to estimate a customer's owning and operating costs. The handbook also provides machine production estimating information for excavators, articulated dump trucks, wheel loaders and dozers. The production estimator gives cubic-yard estimates for various materials, a feature that is especially useful when specifying large machines.

The CD is an electronic version of the handbook with the addition of interactive production estimators and owning and operating cost estimators. The CD also includes the John Deere Attachment and Custom Engineering Guide, a helpful resource when selecting attachments for any Deere machine.

The Performance Handbook package is available at any John Deere Construction & Forestry dealer. The CD-ROM disk requires MS Windows, a Web browser (Netscape or Internet Explorer), Acrobat Reader 4.0 or greater and Excel 2000 or greater software.

Source: John Deere, Oct. 22, 2004