John Deere has expanded its Performance Tiering Strategy to its line-up of articulated dump trucks (ADTs). New to the P-Tier portfolio are the 410 and 460 ADTs. They retain the same fuel efficiency, dump body, and drive modes as the previous E-II models.
Equipment Modernized, Productivity Unchanged
Additional updates to the external styling and interior cab layout modernize the fleet while still maintaining the productivity the trucks have become known for, John Deere reports. The 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,” John Deere Construction & Forestry Solutions Marketing Manager
Justin Steger said. “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.”
Expanding Customization Options for Fleets
Customers can choose from two different trim levels, as well as add 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 like 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.
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.
Ease of Operation Comes Standard
Standard on the P-Tier ADTs are a variety of owner and operator settings help ease operation and increase jobsite safety. These onboard features, like rollover protection, downhill dump protection, frame protection, hill hold, shuttle shifting, and descent control help eliminate some of the operator inputs, enabling simplified operation. Additional machine benefits from 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.