All three models of John Deere's new E-Series articulated dump trucks (ADT) were designed and built in Dubuque and Davenport, IA. John Deere’s new Tier 4 Final E-Series (370E, 410E, and 460E) ADTs are euipped with 422 hp (315 kW), 443 hp (330 kW), and 481 hp (360 kW) engines, respectively, delivering power and torque with what the company describes as “an exceptional power-to-weight ratios and fast cycles.”
A purpose-built ZF transmission includes eight forward gears and four reverse gears, and a high-capacity retarder to increase service brake life. In addition, the John Deere hauler axles are designed for heavy-duty applications and include on-the-fly differential locks and outboard planetaries, and each axle is independently pressure lubed and filtered. The E-Series axles use internal wet disc brakes that utilize independent cooling circuits.
One of the biggest changes to these new models is the updated cab, redesigned and sealed and pressurized to keep out dust and noise, affording enhanced operator concentration and efficiency. Other operator comforts include a push-button start, low-effort push-button controls, air-suspension heated high-back seat, tilt/telescoping steering wheel and optional premium radio with Bluetooth, auxiliary input and satellite radio capability. Stairway lights can be turned on with the push of a button from ground level for easier visibility when entering the larger cab entryway.
The E-Series models are equipped with an updated 7-in high-resolution LCD monitor for easy access to onboard diagnostics, digital gauges, and vital system indicators—all located within arm’s reach and view during rough haul conditions. Two ergonomically positioned sealed switch modules simplify operation and convenience controls. The auto shutdown feature turns off the engine after an owner-determined period of inactivity to reduce emissions, idle time and subsequent wear on the power train.
An integrated tire-pressure/temperature monitoring system comes standard to help maximize tire life and fuel efficiency. If pressure drops by 10%, a passive alarm appears on the monitor. In addition, further pressure decreases or overheating result in an audible warning and an email alert that is sent via JDLink.
An optional, onboard weighing system is factory calibrated, which allows contractors to view the weight and the number of loads carried via JDLink. The system displays the payload on the monitor during loading while transmitting real-time load and tonnage data via JDLink, so productivity can be monitored from virtually anywhere. The onboard weighing option also comes equipped with 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% or more over capacity/overload (red flashing).
One "customer-driven feature" of the E-Series is centralized, true ground-level servicing to simplify daily maintenance and overall serviceability. All daily service can be completed from the ground. Hydraulically controlled fans with swing-out cooling packages on both sides of the engine highlight the cool-on-demand system. For dusty environments, there is a reversible fan option available for simplified cooler cleanout.
E-Series operators can rely on Ultimate Uptime featuring John Deere WorkSight. With Ultimate Uptime, operators receive predelivery and follow-up inspections; three years of JDLink telematics, machine heath prognostics and remote diagnostics and programming capability; and the ability to add additional dealer-provided uptime solutions to customize the package to individual needs.Continue reading »