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Deere's longstanding partnership and collaboration between its engineers and earthmoving customers has resulted in a significant ADT category innovation: the 460E ADT, Deere's largest, most operator-friendly truck ever built. The 460E is the first of Deere's new E-Series ADTs, due in 2012.
The 460E's design process included a number of heavy-hauling ADT customers that insisted on easy-to-use, productivity enhancing features like an on-board weighing payload scale that delivers real-time data. While most jobs are set up to minimize reversing distances, customers also told Deere they desired faster reverse speeds when long reverse operation cannot be avoided.
A new John Deere 13.5L, IT4-certified diesel engine and Deere-manufactured axles help round out the powerful package. The Deere engine will be fully supported by John Deere Reman parts and components. The 460E ADT features centralized, ground level service ports for easy and quick serviceability, another customer suggestion. It also retains many of Deere's popular D-Series II ADT features. High-strength, lightweight materials provide the excellent payload-to-weight ratios and hauling efficiencies. The traction controls have been automated to take the guesswork out of when to use the differential locks to simplify operation. When ground conditions get soft and difficult, the system will automatically control the axle differential locks as well as the inter-axle differential lock. An experienced operator can still choose to manually engage the traction controls.
After a successful introduction at Conexpo-Con, the new John Deere 460E ADT joins the 370E and 410E as part of the cutting-edge E-Series. Here we get to the technical filling of the E-Series. ADTs feature a John Deere PowerTech™ 13.5L IT4 engine with three power levels based on the model – 422 hp as for 370E, 443 hp for 410E, and 481 hp for 460E model. The engines are complemented with ZF transmission which includes a high capacity retarder, eight forward gears and four reverse gears. In addition, the new John Deere hauler axles are designed for heavy-duty applications and include on-the-fly differential locks, outboard planetaries and each axle is independently pressure lubed and filtered.