The FINANCIAL -- John Deere made headlines with the introduction of the G-Series harvesters to the European market in 2015, and the new series models are now available to loggers in North America. Perfect for final felling and late thinning, the John Deere 1270G and 1470G Harvesters combine high productivity with excellent fuel economy.
"Designed based on customer feedback, the updated G-Series harvesters build upon the popular features of previous models to create a powerful and efficient machine, ideal for all types of terrains. The new machines boast increased power, torque and tractive force, as well as upgrades to the controls, improving efficiency," said Keith Berger, wheeled cut-to-length forestry instructor. "When utilizing the ForestSight™ suite of offerings and partnering with a John Deere dealer for support, the G-Series machines help customers optimize their job site with a productive and reliable logging solution."
As a key feature of the G-Series, Standard Processing Power Control (PPC) optimizes fuel efficiency by matching the appropriate processing level to the work conditions and size of the tree. Simply select Energy Saving, Normal or Boost Mode, and PPC does the rest of the work. The PPC system anticipates the engine load and responds with the right power increase, thus improving the fuel economy. Additionally, an advanced twin-pump hydraulic system ensures ample power for smooth, simultaneous operation and maximum control of the boom and harvester head. This feature ensures sufficient grip on the trunk of the tree and increases productivity without taxing the operator, according to John Deere.
The G-Series machines feature the new TimberMatic H-16 control system, providing increased processing capacity. The new user-friendly system, control modules and wiring harnesses enhance machine performance and precision. The TimberMatic H-16 control system is a comprehensive package for basic machine control, measuring and bucking, allowing the operator to work faster and easier.
Another key feature of the G-Series machines is the redesigned cab, which offers operators a comfortable and ergonomic work environment. Available with either a rotating and leveling option or fixed cab option, both feature large windows for excellent visibility in every direction. Ergonomically designed seats, along with air conditioning and heating, increase cab comfort and reduce operator fatigue, enabling operators to be more productive for longer.
"At John Deere, our goal is to offer products and solutions that give our customers the best possible performance and productivity," said Sakari Suuriniemi, product marketing manager for John Deere. "The G-Series wheeled harvesters have proven successful among loggers in Europe and will be a great addition to John Deere's wide portfolio of equipment to meet the business needs of our customers in North America as well."