Additional articulated haulers on offer from Deere
First published onCONEXPO-CON/AGG
E Series models have new cabs, chassis and axles
John Deere’s Construction and Forestry division has added to its articulated dump truck (ADT) range, with the introduction at this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG of the 260E and 310E trucks. The E Series models have updated styling, new cabs, upgraded chassis and more robust axles.
The 260E has a 23.5 tonne payload, while the 310E offers a 28 tonne load-carrying capability. Both trucks are powered by Deere 9.0 litre Tier 4 Final engines driving through ZF eight-speed transmissions, that include a high-capacity retarder. This retarder is said to provide 125% more braking force than previous models. A revised automatic differential lock offers both cross-axle and inter-axle locking, for maximum traction in difficult terrain.
The new cab promises a 50% reduction in noise levels, thanks to improved floor mats and soundproofing materials. Auto-shutdown is included, to stop the engine after a pre-set period of inactivity. The trucks also feature auto dump, descent control, shuttle shifting, hill hold and load assist functions.