The world's largest farm and agriculture machinery manufacturer introduced a new articulated dump truck at ConExpo-ConAgg 2011, according to a published report.
The 460E was designed with consideration and input from consultations with customers. Many of those customers requested the new ADT, as the line is known, feature easy-to-use controls and enhanced productivity.
"Customers asked for an ADT with a larger capacity for big hauling jobs," according to Mark Oliver, ADT product marketing manager for John Deere Construction & Forestry. "So we worked with them to develop a truck that was purpose-built to reliably handle a 46-ton payload. This joint effort will help big earthmovers move more material faster and more efficiently."
The engine of the 460E is a 13.5 liter motor. It is certified to comply with emissions standards outlined under U.S. Interim Tier 4 criteria, akin to additional John Deere farm equipment. For the sake of the driver's knowledge, the ADT also includes a scale.
"An on-board scale lets the operators of both the ADT and loading tool know when the dump body is loaded to capacity by the use of an external light bar that is visible to both operators," the product marketing manager said. "This system lets them know the instant they have a full load, eliminating guesswork and saving time."