After first launching its E-Series forestry equipment in Europe, Deere has introduced the line to North America. The E-Series is the most recent entry into Deere's wheeled harvesters and forwarders, all designed with stronger frames than their predecessors and equipped with rotating and leveling cabs.
All E-Series machines feature a rotating and leveling cab with revamped automation for 360° visibility. The automatic air-conditioning of the new cab, top-quality upholstery, low noise and vibration levels, and a wide range of additional accessories ensure first-class operation. Due to the cab stabilizer, which Deere says works softly and precisely, the machines' operating speed was able to be increased.
E-Series harvester models include the 1070E, 1170E, 1270E, and the 1470E. The 1070E is available in a four-wheel or six-wheel version. New-generation harvester heads are part of the series launch, with the H414 developed especially for the 1170E harvester, and the compact-sized H412 compatible with the 1070E and 1170E harvesters.
The E-Series' six forwarders include the 810E, 1010E, 1110E, 1210E, 1510E, and 1910E. The load capacity and engine power of the two biggest models have been increased. The 1510E, powered by a 6.8-L JDPS PowerTech Plus engine with high torque at low rpm, and the 1910E, with a 9.0-L PowerTech Plus engine, are built especially for heavy-duty operations.
The new TimberMatic H-09 measuring and automation system includes fully integrated trouble-shooting and anti-bucking functions. The system is said by Deere to be easy to use as the special operator-targeted parameters can be quickly located. The unique TimberLink software facilitates the monitoring and optimization of the machine's performance.
Deere says it increased the uptime of the E-Series by requiring fewer daily inspections and longer service intervals. The E-Series' hydraulic fan changes direction automatically and cleans dust and foreign bodies from the cooling system. A preliminary filter significantly increases the operating life of the engine air filters. Additionally, the harvester has a central lubrication system, which shortens the time required for daily maintenance.