John Deere has announced that it will now provide Intelligent Boom Control (IBC) on its 1470G Harvester. IBC technology is designed to boost precision and accuracy, which ultimately makes operators more efficient and productive on the job.
IBC is available exclusively on the CH9 boom, ensuring the operator of the machine no longer has to control each independent boom joint separately. Instead, the individual maneuvers the harvester head as the boom automatically adjusts according to the job at hand. Training on these pieces of equipment is greatly reduced, as IBC technology automates more facets of the job for the operator.
“John Deere pioneered the IBC technology for harvesters, and we are excited to evolve that offering to include our large 1470G machine,” said Sakari Suuriniemi, product marketing manager for John Deere. “After using an IBC-equipped machine, the boosts to productivity and efficiency are undeniable, making IBC a must-have feature for any logging operation. Understanding the demands of the logging industry and the labor challenges, IBC allows operators – new or seasoned – to work faster, even in difficult conditions.”
The IBC system also features electrical end damping for all the main boom movement directions. This results in more fluent work, and the boom structures and hydraulic cylinders last longer over time.
Finally, the IBC technology ultimately increases the quality of harvested timber – there are no wounds to the remaining trees when working with this system.
To learn more about IBC and the John Deere 1470 Harvester, visit your local John Deere dealer or www.JohnDeere.com.