Press Releases April 06, 2017
New G-Series forwarders - power and precision
The new mid-size G-Series forwarders’ engine, new control modules, simple CAN busses and streamlined electrical system create a balanced and strong combination.
John Deere’s G-Series mid-size forwarder models 1110G, 1210G and 1510G have the new 6.8L John Deere 6068 PowerTech Plus engine meeting the latest Stage 4/Final Tier 4 emissions regulations. The better coupling of the powerful diesel engine with the power train results in a clear improvement in performance.
The control system and user interface on the G-Series forwarders have been further developed and improved to maintain high uptime. 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 MECA control modules, simple CAN busses and a streamlined electrical system improve the efficiency of machine functions.
We test new machine models for a minimum of 2,000 hours before starting serial production.
Steadfast traction and easy-to-use boom
The Intelligent Boom Control makes boom 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. 80% of Nordic customers opt for IBC for their forwarder.
Adaptive driveline control is a new, unique feature available only for John Deere G-Series mid-size forwarders. The software-based 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.
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 its predecessor. 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 than the previous model. There are several load space alternatives with different widths for different uses. Optional 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. 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 ground pressure of the rear chassis equipped with tracks is 14% smaller compared to an ordinary bogie axel.
The low ground pressure of the machine’s front and rear chassis make the machine an excellent choice for logging on soft terrain. The tracks are shallower and the depression is smaller. The long bogie functions well also on normal terrain and brings stability when navigating over obstacles in rocky terrain.
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 Forestry Oy
Tel. +358 400 466 476