New standard for forwarding heavy loads over tough terrain
JOHN DEERE’S cutto-Length, Joensuu factory in Finland has produced in excess of 11, 000 John Deere branded wheeled forestry harvesting machines and before that produced the globally renowned Timberjack wheeled harvesters and forwarders. In total the factory has manufactured nearly 30,000 units. Today, the factory produces the full range E&G Series John Deere forwarders of which two models are shipped to Australia and New Zealand, the 1510G and 1910E.
The most powerful forwarder ever built by Deere, the 1910E sets a new standard for forwarding heavy loads over difficult terrain. Boasting almost 250 hp and a tractive effort of 220 kN, the 1910E is the natural choice for those encountering steep slopes and large timber which is effortlessly handled by the Deere CF8 loader. And, of course, comfort is guaranteed by the revolutionary operator’s station which automatically levels and rotates ensuring faster load cycles, but if preferred the durable fixed cabin remains an option.
The 1510G forwarder features improvements to the engine, cabin ergonomics, control system, powertrain and boom and again offers either the levelling and rotating cabin or fixed cab version. A larger 180-cm³ work pump, larger drive motor with 209 hp, together with improved boom control ensure your productivity day in day out. Benefiting from increased power and tractive effort the 1510G boasts all the attributes you would expect from a market leading forwarder. A powerful yet efficient John Deere 6068 PowerTech Plus, 6.8L engine delivering 220hp and high tractive force of 185kN combined with a smooth powerful boom and of course, the new revolutionary operating environment adds up to improved reliability, productivity and lower operating costs.
Adaptive driveline control is a new, unique feature available only for John Deere G-Series mid-size forwarders. The softwarebased control system improves the drivability and productivity of the G-Series forwarders. The operator selects the desired RPM setting (Eco, Normal, Power) for the operating conditions, and the system automatically adjusts the engine’s RPMs to correspond with the engine load and keeps the engine’s RPMs steady also during high loads.
During high-load situations, the new driveline control ensures that the diesel engine runs smoothly and uses the available maximum tractive force efficiently. Also the response of the drive pedal and frame steering have been improved with smart electronic filtering.
These market leading forwarders are now packed with exclusive John Deere features to enhance your productivity even more.
John Deere control their own destiny with engine technology. The only supplier of CTL machines to manufacture their own engines ensuring maximum performance from your forwarder, and other forestry machines, combined with exceptional fuel economy.
Soon to be launched in Australia and New Zealand and optional on both the 1510G and 1910E, is John Deere’s exclusive Intelligent Boom Control, IBC. Since its introduction in 2013 IBC has only been available on the mid-size forwarders. As an example of IBC’s impact on the market 80% of the Scandinavian customers opt for IBC for their forwarder
With the IBC function, the operator no longer needs to control each independent boom joint movement separately. Intelligent Boom Control is an exclusive John Deere innovation which not only makes the boom operation fast, easy and accurate, but most importantly increases the production and helps to attract and retain the best operators.
Another exclusive to John Deere is JDLink which is a machine and fleet management telematics system designed to remotely connect machine operators, managers and machine owners as well as service personnel to their forest machines.
JDLink data is transferred through MTG (Modular Telematics Gateway) and mobile phone connection. In areas where there is not mobile phone coverage a satellite connection can be alternatively used. The JDLink main screen gives a good understanding of how the machine is performing right away.