John Deere has added two new models – the 260E and 310E – to its articulated dump truck lineup.
These dump trucks have updated styling, new cabs, and enhanced frames and axles compared to the D-Series models. They are all built in Davenport, Iowa, and come with John Deere PowerTech™ 9.0 Liter Final Tier 4 engines.
"Our customers in the field expressed interest in the features that launched with the larger E-Series models — including increased hauling capacity; a larger, quieter cab; convenient ground-level daily service and increased travel speeds," said Maryanne Graves, ADT product marketing manager at John Deere Construction & Forestry. "We worked closely with road builders, site developers and the mining, quarry and aggregate segments to develop trucks that are purpose-built and feature the performance, productivity and durability they expect from a John Deere machine."
The 260E has up to 321 horsepower, while the 310E has a maximum of 354 horsepower. Their ZF transmissions have high-capacity retarders, eight forward gears, and four reverse gears. They also have automatic differential locks, which allows them to power through soft underfoot conditions and steep terrains with ease.
Inside of their cabs, operators will enjoy reduced decibel levels by up to 50 percent. In addition to sound abatement, they have improved floor mat design for less operator fatigue. A LCD screen provides workers with real-time diagnostics for insight into how the machine is performing over time.