John Deere has announced that it will display a restored JD570 at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas to honor 50 years of the articulated motor grader.
The 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be held from March 7 through 11, and John Deere will display its JD570 at Booth N12525.
"While we often focus on the present and future of equipment at CONEXPO/CON-AGG, we wanted to tip our cap to the JD570 and the role it played in the evolution of motor grader development," said Luke Kurth, product marketing manager of motor graders for John Deere Construction & Forestry. "The JD570 is a true testament of innovation and durability, and we can thank it for many of the features we see on our G-Series motor graders today."
The JD570 was first introduced in 1967, and John Deere credits it with pioneering many of the innovations seen on motor graders today. Before the machine was introduced, graders were straight-framed with solid rear axles. The addition of frame articulation with the JD570 allowed operators to work more efficiently.
In addition, the JD570 introduced new design and development to the saddle of motor graders. It allowed operators to place the blade of the machine into a 90-degree bank in less than one minute. The saddle was also secured to the mainframe with a tapered-pin design.
To learn more about the JD570 and its innovations, visit the display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas.