John Deere announced on April 18 that it has added G-Series harvesters to its forestry product line in North America, following their debut in Europe in 2015. The John Deere 1270G and 1470G Harvesters are now available for order.
"Designed based on customer feedback, the updated G-Series harvesters build upon the popular features of previous models to create a powerful and efficient machine, ideal for all types of terrains,” said Keith Berger, wheeled cut-to-length forestry instructor. “The new machines boast increased power, torque and tractive force, as well as upgrades to the controls, improving efficiency.”
The John Deere 1270G Harvester comes with either six or eight wheels, depending on what the consumer orders. Both variations have John Deere 9.0-liter Tier 3 engines. Multiple types of harvester heads, including the H754, H413 and H414, can also be used with the machine.
The John Deere 1470G Harvester has high ground clearance, making it ideal for difficult terrain conditions. It has the same engine as the 1270G, meaning it packs the same amount of power. The machine also comes with the powerful CH9 boom, which has slewing cylinders.
"At John Deere, our goal is to offer products and solutions that give our customers the best possible performance and productivity," said Sakari Suuriniemi, product marketing manager for John Deere. "The G-Series wheeled harvesters have proven successful among loggers in Europe and will be a great addition to John Deere's wide portfolio of equipment to meet the business needs of our customers in North America as well."