Computer game challenges your skid-steer skills
It appears a popular area of development for equipment companies these days is computer games - at least that's true for John Deere's Construction and Forestry division. They've created the Small Machine Vs. Big Jobs Challenge, which is an interactive game featuring the new G-Series Skid Steers and Compact Track loader.
To play the game, you choose from one of four skid-steer models or the compact track loader then compete in three applications - construction, landscaping and livestock. Each level involves players swiping the machine into a target, and based on the speed of the swipe, a score will register in mph - we are not making this up. Players can advance through 10 levels, follow along with the fun through a real-time leaderboard, then share scores on your Facebook page or Twitter.
In a media statement announcing the game, Graham Hinch, division manager, John Deere Commercial Worksite Products, comments:
"We're excited to launch our new small-frame G Series models to the market and wanted to invite customers and fans to get to know these machines in a different way. The Small Machine vs. Big Jobs Challenge will familiarize players with the models in our lineup while having a little fun."
You can access the game from your personal computer or a mobile device at fearthedeere.com.