John Deere responds to the customer feedback with more productive, more efficient and premium quality E-series machines

Tampere, Finland, (PresseBox) - Continuous product improvement, premium productivity and pioneering innovations describe the commitment John Deere has for its customers. This is proven by the over 500 improvements inside the E-Series wheeled cut-to-length forest machines. Improvements that give operators more power, greater productivity and higher uptime, as well as maintain low daily operating costs.

Numerous of improvements in the power train design increase machine lifecycle and lower daily operational costs. As an example, the strenghtened E-Series middle joint and a new brake cylinder, strenghtend design of the boom frame and harvester head frame ensure the machine stays productive year after year. Improved CAN bus with easy diagnostics increase the reliability with no false alarms. Automation reliability is further enhanced by the upgrades in sensoring and by software improvements.

"The success of our customers is of utmost importance to us and we want to exceed our customers' expectations. Therefore, we genuinely listen to our customers with great enthusiasm. The improvements in mounting, new designs or structures in parts and software updates are all made in consultation with our valued customers," states Arne Bergmann, Sales and Marketing Director.

This partnership has yielded many further improvements in the E-series machines; new A/C temperature sensor in cabin, new cabin rotation bearings, new cabin door cylinder, new Power LED working lights, cabin structure improvement, new PC, TimberMatic program updates - just to name a few of the list of over 500 improvements.

Furthermore, John Deere's customers are supported with a wide variety of machine maintenance, machine optimization, spare parts, operator training and extended coverage options which ensure highest possible machine efficiency and uptime at a predictable cost. These TimberCare aftersales products are often built on TimberLink and other real-time data and always delivered to customers by John Deere distributors' certified customer support staff.

New TimberMaticTM H-12 Control System

The new TimberMaticTM H-12 Control System features a configurable user interface. This simplifies navigation through the system and helps to focus on the job at hand. TimberMatic H-12 also includes shortcut keys, interactive selections that help synchronizing operating parameters and multimedia help for easy access to operating and maintenance instructions. The recently launched Sequence Control for feeding and cutting makes tree processing fast, easy and more productive.

The new Processing Power Control (PPC) system with a three step power level selection allows operators to adjust the machine based on their momentary performance needs and thus helps optimizing the fuel economy while maintaining the high productivity.

Exclusive John Deere TimberLinkTM monitoring system

The exclusive John Deere TimberLinkTM monitoring system - an integrated suite of information services for optimizing equipment and total productivity - now features an operator report with even more detailed differences with built-in information to other harvester operators working under similar conditions. The system also provides the operator with individual guidance for working method development.

New TimberOfficeTM 5.0

The new TimberOfficeTM 5.0 Fleet Management package effectively combines the information collected by its Fleet Management, Bucking Instructions and Data Transfer features, as well the data from TimberNavi and TimberCalc software. Fleet Management provides an overview as well as specific information of the machine fleet, each machine and each operator. It monitors machine performance and fuel economy; collects the working hours, production, TimberLink and control measurement data. Bucking Instructions are used for compiling and modifying bucking files in harvesters. Information from the new TimberOffice Fleet Management system supports decisionmaking and helps to run a successful logging operation.

New IT4 harvesters introduced at FinnMetko 2012

John Deere continues to lead the forestry industry in innovative technologies with the introduction of new E-Series IT4 (Interim Tier 4, Stage 3B in Europe) compliant wheeled harvesters at FinnMetko 2012. The 1270E and 1470E IT4 models, specifically, are equipped with new features and enhancements that give operators more power, greater productivity and higher uptime.

John Deere 1270E and 1470E IT4 harvesters feature an advanced hydraulic power solution that utilizes two open loop pumps - giving operators highly efficient, simultaneous boom and woodprocessing control. The hydraulic power solution includes a new power management feature that anticipates the engine load and responds with an appropriate power surge for improved fuel economy and total productivity, ultimately helping to reduce daily operating costs.

The JDLinkTM machine and fleet management system is designed to remotely connect machine owners and service personnel to their equipment by providing real-time alerts and machine information needed, such as location, utilization, fuel consumption and maintenance data. JDLink also enables automatic engine software updating and improved service support.

With JDLink, the TimberMatic control system and forest machine control modules transmit machine information through a wireless Modular Telematics Gateway and a cellular connection to the JDLink server. An optional satellite connection is available for machines working at sites where a cellular signal is not consistently available.

John Deere's integrated and proven IT4 technology for best fluid economy

John Deere's solution is centered on cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) in a "closed loop" control system that precisely mixes exhaust gas with incoming fresh air to lower the engine's peak combustion temperature, thereby reducing nitrogen oxide emissions. This approach is proven, provides the best total fluid economy and is less costly than alternative solutions. EGR doesn't require the added cost of a second fluid to operate, allowing operators to use the equipment the same way they always have. The John Deere EGR system supports the development of an exhaust gas after-treatment device that consists of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and diesel particulate filter (DPF) to further reduce PM.

With the new engine that meets the emission regulations we also offer the following features:

- Intelligent machine control & power management systems
- Twin-Pump hydraulics for more power and controllability (1270E IT4 and 1470E IT4)
- Processing Power Control with three portal power management for optimum performance and fuel consumption (1270E IT4 and 1470E IT4)
- TimberMatic H-12 Control system, sequence saw, new Configurable User Interface and onboard diagnostics model (Harvesters)
- TimberMatic F-12 Control system, new Configurable User Interface, Cruise control, Smooth Boom Control and on-board diagnostics model (Forwarders)
- VarioSpeed (Forwarders)
- TimberLink H, Performance and condition monitoring system, Machine Performance Report, Operator Report (Harvesters)
- TimberLink F, Performance and condition monitoring system, Machine Performance Report (Forwarders)
- JDLink remote management system (IT4 models)
- MTG module enables ECU software download via remote connection (IT4 models)

John Deere GmbH & Co. KG

John Deere Forestry Oy is domiciled in Tampere, which is the site of forest machine product development and the European marketing center. The company employs 700 people in Finland. John Deere forest machines are produced in Joensuu. More information is available at www.JohnDeere.fi.

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services. The company is committed to promoting the success of its customers in land-related work - agriculture, harvesting, cultivation, soil improvement, and construction - and to help them respond to continuously increasing needs for food, fuel, construction, and infrastructure. John Deere's innovative and high quality products have been based on the principle of reliability and honesty since 1837. More information is available on the company's worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.

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