November 2020 Vol. 75 No. 11

New Products

John Deere

Designed with the demands of today’s job site in mind, John Deere introduced the new E-II Articulated Dump Trucks (ADTs). The models, including410E-II and 460E-II, incorporate customer-driven features, resulting in greater operator comfort, reduced fuel burn, increased uptime and lowered daily operating costs.  

With a redesigned dump body, updated operator station, and new drive and transmission retarder modes, the John Deere-designed and -built E-II models deliver ultimate productivity on the job.  

A key feature on the E-II machines is the redesigned dump body, which is wider and has a lowered and leveled rail height to improve material retention. A brand-new side sheet design makes the load height the same from front to back, while the widened bin provides additional tire coverage and easier loading. Additionally, the bin rail features an angled top, helping to reduce material spillage while traveling. 

One of the most notable features of the operator station is the single-sealed switch module, reducing the number of switches by 25% percent, compared to previous models. An automotive-style multifunction turn signal lever includes lights and windshield wipers, further helping to simplify truck settings without limiting functionality. The new primary display unit provides a clear view of daily operation and enhanced diagnostic information.  

Other comfort-boosting features include the relocated HVAC controls for easy access to the temperature settings, optional Automatic Temperature Control, and a heated and ventilated premium seat option. Customers can also add the seat belt minder system and an optional four-point retractable seat belt harness is also available on all models. 

Three standard drive modes help to optimize the drivetrain and reduce inputs from the operator. Normal mode provides the same great features found on the E-Series, while reducing fuel burn by up to 7 percent compared to the existing models.  

With Eco mode, the system reduces fuel consumption by smoothing throttle input and reducing maximum rpm. When conditions allow, Eco mode can improve fuel consumption by up to 12 percent compared to E-II Normal mode.   

Traction mode helps the operator maintain tire traction in soft underfoot conditions, automatically engaging the differential lock to minimize wheel spinning. To improve the function of the automatic differential locks, new wheel speed sensors have been added, enhancing the accuracy of engagement.  

Also boosting operator productivity, simplified retarder controls help create a consistent, smooth ride in all applications. Three transmission retarder modes – low, medium and high – offer different operating characteristics for loaded and unloaded trucks. 

The design of the E-II machines maintains the best-in-class ground-level daily service capabilities. Maximizing machine uptime, there is a 10-percent reduction of electric and hydraulic routings, further reducing potential leak points. The optional, factory-installed auto lube feature is filled at ground level and takes the guesswork out of lubricating grease fittings, increasing component life. Optional LED lights provide greater visibility in lowlight settings. 

Deere & Company 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. 

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