John Deere has launched several updates in its three new E-Series articulated dump trucks, highlighted by a new Tier 4 Final diesel engine and a new pressurized cab.
The 370E, 410E and 460E ADTs are powered by a Deere PowerTech engine delivering 422, 443 and 481 horsepower, respectively, providing fast cycle times and boosting power and torque.
The engine is paired with a purpose-built ZF transmission that includes eight forward and four reverse gears, as well as a high-capacity retarder for increased service brake life.
The hauler axles are designed for heavy-duty applications and have on-the-fly differential locks and outboard planetaries. Each axle is independently pressure lubed and filtered. Internal wet disc brakes use independent cooling circuits.
But Deere says the most significant change to the trucks is the new cab.
Ultra quiet and pressurized to eliminate dust and noise, the new cab features push-button start, low-effort push-button controls, an air-suspension, heated high-back seat and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel.
The trucks also feature an auto shutdown which operators can program to turn off the engine after a specified amount of time.
E-Series models have an updated 7-inch, high-resolution monitor to access onboard diagnostics, digital gauges and vital system indicators, and two ergonomically positioned sealed switch modules simplify operation.
An optional premium radio includes Bluetooth auxiliary input and satellite radio capability.
Also, the operator can turn on the stairway lights with the push of a button from ground level. A standard integrated tire pressure and temperature monitoring system helps to maximize tire life and fuel efficiency, by alerting the operator if pressure drops by 10 percent.
Further pressure decreases or overheating results in an audible warning as well as an email alert sent via JDLink, Deere’s telematics service.
Also through JDLink, owners and fleet managers can view the weight and number of loads their trucks carry with the optional onboard weighing system. In addition to providing a daily report on tonnages, the system allows the operator of the truck can monitor payloads in real-time through the trucks’ monitor.
The onboard weighing system also features mirror-mounted LED load indicator lights that illuminate for the loading operator as the truck approaches capacity (green flashing), is at capacity (green) or is 10 percent or more over capacity/overload (red flashing).
E-Series owners can also opt for John Deere’s Ultimate Uptime program, which includes the John Deere WorkSite suite of programs: JDLink machine monitoring system, machine health prognostics and remote diagnostics and programing.