On-Site Magazine

John Deere articulated dump trucks

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment Trucks

John Deere introduces its first articulated dump truck models within its Performance Tiering portfolio, adding external interior cab features.

(Photo courtesy of John Deere)

John Deere is expanding its performance tiering strategy to its lineup of articulated dump trucks. New to the P-Tier portfolio, the 410 and 460 trucks retain the same fuel efficiency, dump body and drive modes as the company’s previous E-II models, with additional updates to the external styling and interior cab layout.

Customers can choose from two different trim levels, as well as add a variety of options, including packages for enhanced operator comfort, cold weather conditions, debris management, and maintenance and service capabilities.

The first trim package option offers familiar features such as a black exhaust stack, manually adjusted rear view mirrors and temperature controls, a standard seat and radio, a 15-amp converter, and halogen vehicle lights. Providing elevated creature comforts and controls, the second trim package offers a chrome exhaust stack, power adjusted rear view mirrors, a premium seat and radio, a 25-amp converter, automatic temperature control in the operator’s station, and LED vehicle lights.

Among the standard features in the P-Tier models are rollover protection, downhill dump protection, frame protection, hill hold, shuttle shifting and descent control. These aim to help eliminate some of the operator inputs, enabling simplified operation. The company says additional machine benefits such as the machine’s dump body limits, standard transmission warm-up cycle, and max speed limits, help to keep the operator and machine safer and up and running for longer.

“The P-Tier models were built with the operator in mind to support ease of use and operator comfort,” says Justin Steger, solutions marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Redesigning the layout of the components in the cab and grouping features together and packaging them in a meaningful way based on the application are a couple of examples of how we’re incorporating customer feedback and delivering further improvements.”




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