PTC Awards Entry

John Deere 328 Skid Steer Loader

John Deere 328 Skid Steer Loader


Team Members:
300 Series Skid Steer Loader Project Team


United States

Heavy Equipment

PTC Product(s):
PTC Creo Parametric

The 300 Series Skid Steer Loader delivers productivity, uptime, and low daily operating costs. Every model in the Deere 300 Series significantly out-performs the competition in key productivity metrics of Truck Loading, Stockpiling and Excavating. Key features have enhanced stability, power, visibility, and when one includes the patented vertical lift boom, the competition can’t hold up.

Parametric modeling using Pro/ENGINEER has become part of “doing business” at John Deere Construction & Forestry Division. During the product development process, Pro/ENGINEER 3D models are used to facilitate the design collaboration with customers from early concepts right up to production launch. Leveraging the strength of the Supply Chain Integration earlier provides them with the right information when they need it. Product Support also uses Pro/ENGINEER 3D models early in the product development cycle to focus on the serviceability of the product, which ultimately increases the acceptance of our products.

Move a major manufacturing facility across the country and then add several new members to the development team. Now hit the market quickly to deliver a state-of-the-art product under today’s demanding schedule. Utilizing Pro/ENGINEER’s top-down design methodologies with skeletons along with Pro/INTRALINK’s workspace update capabilities, the small design team achieved the goal by keeping on task and in synch throughout the development cycle. This allowed more time for optimizing the design while minimizing costly rework. This also enabled an unparalleled smooth performance of the John Deere 300 series Skid Steer Loader along with the exceptional axle torque, weight, and superior balance providing the leverage to dig in where others just spin.

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