• Net Power: 119 kW (159 hp)
  • Max. Digging Depth: 6.62 m (21 ft. 9 in.)
  • Operating Weight: 25,500 kg (56,170 lb.)


Whether up against a wall or between a rock and a hard place, this close-quarter specialist makes it all look pretty easy.

FT4/Stage IV engine requires no diesel particulate filter (DPF). Extended service intervals help maximize uptime.

Highly efficient heavy-duty cooling system keeps things cool, even in tough environments or high altitudes. Cool-on-demand suction-type fan helps reduce material buildup and maintenance.

Ergonomically correct short-throw pilot levers provide smooth, precise fingertip control with less movement and effort. Optional sliding switch provides proportional speed control.

Press the power-boost button on the right-hand control for extra digging power. Power boost also kicks in automatically in boom-up/lifting functions.

Three productivity modes allow you to choose the digging style that fits the job:

  • High-productivity delivers more power and faster hydraulic response to move more material.
  • Power delivers a balance of power, speed, and fuel economy for normal operation.
  • Economy limits top speed and helps save fuel.

New hood design, expanded front and side glass, narrow front cab posts, overhead glass, and numerous mirrors provide optimal visibility.

Vertical spin-on fuel and engine oil filters are positioned for convenient and simplified servicing.

Large fuel tanks and 500- 5,000 hour engine and hydraulic oil-service intervals decrease downtime for routine maintenance.

A John Deere exclusive, three welded bulkheads within the boom resist torsional stress for amazing durability.


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DRIVELINE 245g-excavator
Current Model
Emission RatingTier 4
Engine Manufacturer Isuzu
Number Of Cylinders (Per Engine)4
Displacement, ltr (Inches�)5.2 (317)
Rated speed, rpm2000
Engine Output - Net, kW (hp)119 (159)
Number Of Carrier Rollers - Each Side2
Number Of Track Rollers - Each Side8
Track Shoe Width, mm (inches)800 (32)
Transport Length Mono Boom, mm (ft/in)9110 (29 ft 11 in)
Transport Height - Maximum, mm (ft/in)3030 (9 ft 11 in)
Overall Width, mm (ft/in)3190 (10 ft 6 in)
Track Length On Ground, mm (ft/in)3660 (12 ft )
Undercarriage Overall Length, mm (ft/in)4460 (14 ft 8 in)
Tailswing Radius, mm (ft/in)1680 (5 ft 6 in)
Ground Clearance, mm (inches)450 (18)
Width over standard tracks, mm (ft/in)3190 (10 ft 6 in)
Track Gauge, mm (ft/in)2390 (7 ft 10 in)
Digging Reach - Mono Boom, mm (ft/in)10110 (33 ft 2 in)
Ground Level Reach - Mono Boom, mm (ft/in)9900 (32 ft 6 in)
Dig Height - Mono Boom, mm (ft/in)11230 (36 ft 10 in)
Dump Height - Mono Boom, mm (ft/in)8920 (29 ft 3 in)
Dig depth - 2.44m / 8'ft flat bottom, mm (ft/in)6410 (21 ft )
Dig Depth - Mono Boom, mm (ft/in)6620 (21 ft 9 in)
Standard Dipper, mm (ft/in)2910 (9 ft 7 in)
Fuel Tank, ltr (gallons (US))380 (100.4)
Hydraulic Tank, ltr (gallons (US))130 (34.3)
Number Of Batteries2
Voltage, V24
Ground Bearing Pressure, kPa (PSI)40 (5.8)
Slew Speed, rpm11.8
Slew Torque, kNm (lbf / ft)68 (50000)
Travel Speed - High, kph (mph)5.5 (3.4)
Tractive Force, kN (lbf)203 (45636)
Dipper Tearout, kN (lbf)114 (25630)
Bucket Breakout, kN (lbf)158 (35320)
Gradeability, %70
End lift - 7.5m Reach, kg (lbs)5200 (11200)
Side lift - 7.5m Reach, kg (lbs)3000 (6400)
Main Pumps - Maximum Flow, lt/min (gallons (US) / min)613 (162)
Bucket Pressure, bar (PSI)343 (4970)
Boost Pressure, bar (PSI)380 (5510)