Press release October 08, 2021
NEW VERSION OF IBC INTRODUCES OPERATOR-ASSIST FEATURES
The milestone in forest machine technology, John Deere’s Intelligent Boom Control (IBC), is available for all John Deere WCTL forest machines. The new IBC 3.0 version is again a technology milestone because it enables the rollout of also future smart functions to facilitate the operator’s work and improve productivity.
The latest IBC, version 3.0, introduces operator-assist features that guide operators to the correct work methods, increase productivity, and improve the machine’s resale value.
- Harvester head’s over-rotation prevention protects against hose damage.
- Feeding assistant guides the operator to avoid feeding stems towards the machine or the cabin.
- Sawing assistant guides the operator to avoid sawing towards the cabin.
The feed function significantly slows down when feeding stems towards the machine and stops when encountering a defined safety zone. A pop-up window appearing on the control system display provides guidance in the correct work method. Sawing assistant helps to prevent sawing towards the cabin. The harvester head’s over-rotation prevention protects against hose damage and enables the operator to focus on work planning. The operator-assist features and the functions that guide operators to the correct work methods not only protect the machine from external damage, they also lower maintenance costs and improve the machine’s resale value. IBC 3.0 is available for the 1270G (H425, H425HD and H424) and 1470G (H425 and H425HD) harvester models.
John Deere’s advanced IBC
A boom equipped with the IBC is fast, easy to use, and precise. Sensors in the IBC detect the position of the harvester head and the algorithms adjust the boom’s trajectories into one easily controlled motion.
In harvester work, IBC adjusts to the machine’s work cycle. The trajectory and function of the boom automatically adjust as the boom is taken to a tree and to the load in the harvester head. The operator doesn’t have to manoeuvre the different sections of the boom individually. IBC ensures precise and efficient work methods. The electronic end dampening makes the work smooth and efficient and reduces stress on the entire boom. IBC improves work ergonomics and guides the operator in the correct use of the boom, which is directly reflected in the increased productivity of the machine and in the daily working capacity of the operator.
Product Marketing Manager
John Deere Forestry Oy
Tel. +358 40 8475 443
John Deere Forestry Oy is domiciled in Tampere, which is the site of forest machine product development and the European marketing centre. The company employs about 700 people in Finland. John Deere forest machines are produced in Joensuu. More information is available at www.JohnDeere.co.uk.
Deere & Company (www.JohnDeere.com) is a world leader in providing advanced products, technology and services for customers whose work is revolutionizing agriculture and construction - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure.