Carefully crafted Harvesters crucial to healthy bottom line
Productivity and uptime are crucial to a healthy bottom line, and the John Deere full portfolio of harvesters have been carefully crafted to get the job done. Powered by John Deere technology and dealer support, the M-Series tracked harvesters and G-Series wheeled harvesters feature innovations to save operators time and money.
The G-Series machines have been designed with the operator in mind. Boasting a range of powerful engine options from Tier2 to final Tier4, the 1270G and 1470G harvesters deliver 10 percent lower fuel consumption from previous models. The increased output is particularly notable in the 1270G 6-wheel machine, which now has the same power as the 1270G 8-wheel machine (200 kW versus 17 kW). The torque has also increased by as much as 17 percent in the 6-wheel machine and 5 percent in the 8-wheel machine. Equipped with a completely new control system, the Timbermatic™ H-16, features user-friendly control modules and wiring harnesses.
The noise level in the G-Model is much lower and the engine runs much more efficiently even at lower RPMs. The engine has more power and doesn’t stall, not even when processing, driving and boom movements are done at the same time. Also noteworthy is that the boom can be controlled even more accurately than with previous model machines, thanks to the new CAN design and new controllers.
The Processing Power Control (PPC) system in the 1270G and 1470G harvesters has three different power levels to choose from based on tree size. The PPC system anticipates the engine load and responds with the right power increase, which in turn improves fuel economy.
The cabin of the G-series harvesters is designed to maximize operator comfort. The cabin adjusts automatically to boom movements while the automatic leveling functions absorb terrain changes. This offers significant improvement in machine productivity and reduces vibration by as much as 50 percent during operation.
The John Deere 1270G consumes significantly less fuel than its predecessor, but boasts even more power. The increased output is particularly large in the 6-wheel machine, which now has the same power as the 8-wheel machine – 200 kW instead of the previous 170 kW.
Additionally, the 1270G features new control modules and wiring harnesses. The high-quality connectors reduce disruptions and the new modules improve productivity on the jobsite. The combination of the 1270G with the H415 harvesting head has shown notable improvements in harvesting efficiency. And the machine comes with PPC – a simple and easyto-use solution to balance power and fuel economy in different logging conditions.
The 1470G is the biggest harvester model in the lineup. Boasting many of the popular features found in the 1270G model, the 1470G is equipped with a bigger CH9 boom and a different front frame, tires and bogie axles. Like the 1270G, operators of the 1470G have praised the machine’s power and torque improvements, citing consistent engine performance without drops in RPMs.
The geometric design on the 1470G CH9 boom provides increased stability and offers excellent accuracy and maneuverability. The operation of the CH9 boom has been made more efficient with the open loop Twin Pump