Deere introduces E-II articulated trucks with improved fuel burn, dump body
A significant reduction in fuel burn, redesigned dump body and updated operator station are all features of John Deere’s new E-II Articulated Dump Trucks.
The equipment manufacturer introduced the 410E-II and 460E-II last month, which cut fuel consumption seven per cent in normal mode, compared to the earlier E-Series lineup. In Eco mode, fuel burn is reduced 12 per cent further.
Deere has incorporated a wider dump body into the new series, as well as lowered and levelled rail height to improve material retention. A new side sheet design makes the load height identical from front to back, the manufacturer added.
To simplify operation, the company has also reduced the number of switches by 25 per cent compared to previous models. An automotive-style turn signal lever has also been added, which includes lights and windshield wipers. For driver comfort, Deere has made the HVAC controls easier to access and introduced an automatic temperature control system. A heated and ventilated seat is also an option.