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Deere harvesters offer better control

The two new E-series wheeled harvesters from John Deere feature improved fuel efficiency and hydraulic power for better operator control.

February 15, 2013  By John Deere

The two new E-series wheeled harvesters from John Deere feature improved fuel efficiency and hydraulic power for better operator control.

The new 1270E and 1470E wheeled harvesters feature an advanced twin-pump hydraulic system that utilizes two open-loop pumps, one for harvester head and transmission control and one for head and boom control. These features give operators highly efficient, simultaneous steering and increased boom and wood-processing control. This hydraulic power solution also includes a new power management feature that anticipates the engine load and responds with an appropriate power surge for improved fuel economy and total productivity, which ultimately helps to reduce daily operating costs.

The new standard, user-friendly TimberMatic™ H-12 Control System delivers fine-tuned hydraulics to provide smooth boom control, and features a configurable user interface. The user interface can be modified to meet each operators needs by selecting the functions and adjustments needed for each specific application or operator. This simplifies navigating through the system and will help to focus for the job at hand. TimberMatic™ H-12 also includes shortcut keys, operator specific adjustments, interactive selections that help synchronizing operating parameters and multimedia help for easy access to operating and maintenance instructions. The recently launched Sequence Control for feeding and cutting makes tree processing fast, easy and more productive.

As part of John Deere’s commitment to providing customers the right solution at the right time to meet their needs, the 1270E and 1470E harvesters are now equipped with a fuel-efficient and powerful John Deere 6090 PowerTech™ Plus turbo-charged 6-cylinder 9.0L engines, delivering high torque at low RPM.

Additionally, the exclusive John Deere TimberLink™ monitoring system – an integrated suite of information services for optimizing equipment and total productivity – now features an operator report with even more detailed differences with built-in information to other harvester operators working under similar conditions. The system also provides the operator with individual guidance for working method development.


The JDLink™ machine and fleet management system is designed to remotely connect machine owners and service personnel to their equipment by providing real-time alerts and machine information needed, such as location, utilization, fuel consumption and maintenance data. JDLink™ also enables automatic engine software updating and improved service support.

With JDLink™, the TimberMatic™ control system and forest machine control modules transmit machine information through a wireless MTG (Modular Telematics Gateway) and a cellular connection to the JDLink™ server. An optional satellite connection is available for machines working at sites where a cellular signal is not consistently available.


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