Press Releases November 24, 2016
More power and torque with John Deere's G-Series mid-size forwarders
The rollout of John Deere’s G-series forest machines continues with the mid-size 1110G, 1210G and 1510G forwarders. All the models have the new 6.8L John Deere 6068 PowerTech Plus engine meeting the latest Stage 4/Final Tier 4 emissions regulations. The powerful engine offers more output and torque, and the even better coupling with the power train results in a significant improvement in tractive force.
The control system and user interface on the G-Series forwarders have been further developed and improved to maintain operational reliability. The TimberMatic F-16 control system features a configurable user interface, cruise control and inclination display. The new software version enables service personnel remote access to the machine. New control modules, simple CAN busses and a streamlined electrical system improve the efficiency of machine functions. Performance and precision provide a combination of balance and strength never before seen in forwarders.
The optional Intelligent Boom Control for the machines rolling out now makes load-handling more efficient and increases productivity by as much as one load per day. In the new 2.0 version of IBC, the precision of the grapple control has been improved, especially in long reaches.
The John Deere 1110G is a general machine-class forwarder with an engine that has 6.6% more power and 4.1% more torque than the previous model. The 1110G is also available with a short wheelbase. The shorter wheelbase has been achieved by moving the rear axle forward by 40 cm and thereby allowing the load space to remain unchanged. The machine’s stability remains good and its agility improves, which is beneficial particularly in thinnings.
The John Deere 1210G forwarder engine has 7.6% more power and 7.8% more torque. There are several load space alternatives with different widths for different uses. Variable Load Space (VLS) consists of three special bunks with telescopic stakes that can be extended hydraulically.
The headboard moves both horizontally and vertically and extends with the load stakes. The area of the VLS is 4.0-4.8 m2.
The John Deere 1510G forwarder’s new engine increases the machine’s power by 5.1% and the torque by as much as 8.7%. The added power and tractive force increase the machine’s productivity correspondingly. The 1510G is also more agile than the previous model because the slewing angle has increased from 42 to 44 degrees.
Long bogie for soft terrain
The John Deere 1210G and 1510G forwarders are also available in a long bogie version. The distance between the front and rear wheel hubs in the rear bogie has been increased to 1890 mm, i.e. 390 mm longer than in the standard model. The power train and turning radius are the same as with the standard HD portal bogie-equipped machine. The low ground pressure of the machine’s front and rear chassis make the machine an excellent choice for logging in soft terrain. The long bogie functions well also on normal terrain and brings stability when navigating over obstacles in rocky terrain.
Operational reliability and cost management with ForestSight service solutions
The JDLink remote control system and ForestSight service solutions help to keep uptime high for John Deere’s forest machines. Services customized for each machine help customers to save in servicing and maintenance costs and make it easy to monitor the machine’s key data on a mobile device or at the office. The machine’s uptime remains high when changes in productivity are shown early on and can be addressed quickly.
Excellent quality and operational reliability are visible in our new machine models. We test our new models for at least 2,000 hours before starting serial production. Our machines are also known for the unique rotating and levelling cabin that improves the operator’s working conditions. It offers significant improvement both in the machine’s productivity and in operator comfort by reducing vibration by as much as 30-50% during operation.
John Deere introduced the first G-Series forest machine models in autumn 2015. The big 1270G and 1470G harvester models and the 1910G forwarders have been extremely well received by our customers. When investing in a John Deere forest machine, the contractor gets a comprehensive solution for logging. John Deere’s G-Series is more than a machine.