John Deere has expanded its Performance Tiering Strategy to its line-up of articulated dump trucks. New to the P-Tier portfolio, the 410 and 460 ADTs retain the same fuel efficiency, dump body and drive modes as the previous E-II models.
Also, for all P-Tier models, John Deere has added updates to the external styling and interior cab layout, looking to modernize the fleet.
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These machines also feature a range of standard onboard settings to help ease operation and increase efficiency during any application.
“The P-Tier models were built with the operator in mind to support ease of use and operator comfort,” states 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.”
In terms of customization, John Deere has two different trim levels to choose from, as well as a variety of optional packages—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.
Standard on the P-Tier ADTs, there a variety of owner and operator settings. These onboard features, such as rollover protection, downhill dump protection, frame protection, hill hold, shuttle shifting and descent control are designed to help eliminate some of the operator inputs, ultimately, simplifying operation.
Additional machine benefits that the company claims to help keep the operator and machine safer and up and running for longer include the dump body limits, standard transmission warmup cycle and max speed limits.