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 dump body and drive modes as the previous E-II models. For all P-Tier models, additional updates to the external styling and interior cab layout modernize the fleet.
“The P-Tier models were built with the operator in mind to support ease of use and operator comfort,” said Justin Steger, solutions marketing manager, John Deere construction and 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.”
Helping provide more customization, customers can choose from two different trim levels, as well as add a variety of optional packages including packages for 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 comfort and control features, 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, a variety of owner and operator settings support operation and jobsite safety. These onboard features, such as rollover protection, downhill dump protection, frame protection, hill hold, shuttle shifting and descent control help eliminate some of the operator inputs. Additional machine features from the machine’s dump body limits, standard transmission warm-up cycle and max speed limits, help keep the operator and machine safe and maximize uptime.