John Deere has announced that it will now offer SmartGrade technology on the 470G LC Excavator to accommodate customers who want more abilities to better manage their worksites. The SmartGrade 470G LC will have the 3D SmartGrade system installed directly in the factory, meaning customers don’t have to worry about adding to their machine upon purchase.
“Like the rest of the G-Series lineup, the 470G LC Excavator is productive and efficient from deep trench work to various site development projects,” said Justin Steger, solutions marketing manager at John Deere. “Intelligent features like the Powerwise Plus hydraulic-management system deliver on-demand hydraulic power when you need it and offer precise pump control. The 470G LC Excavator has everything you could need to push the productivity of your operation. Adding SmartGrade takes precision construction to the next level.”
SmartGrade excavators include four different grade management options: SmartGrade, SmartGrade-Ready with 2D, 3D Grade Guidance, and 2D Grade Guidance. With 3D grade control, operators can complete a job with precision excavation. They’ll also spend less time on achieving the final grade with real-time displays of distance-to-grade. In addition to these features, the 470G LC model features other precision technologies, including Virtual Front, Over-dig Protect, Virtual Ceiling, Virtual Floor, Virtual Swing, and Virtual Wall. Upgrade kits can be installed onto equipment at a later date to provide the latest technology to operators.
For more information on the 470G LC Excavator, in addition to the entire lineup of excavators from John Deere, visit www.JohnDeere.com or contact your local Deere dealer.