Joe and David LaFleur bought a 1010E Forwarder with rotating cab because of the success they had with their previous Deere machine.
The 1210E Forwarder with rotating and leveling cab.
Customers have many choices when considering a new forwarder, and with so many different manufacturers, sizes, options and features available, finding the perfect machine to meet their application needs can be a daunting process. John Deere's E-Series Forwarders offer a variety of features and options that make it easier for forestry professionals to find a machine that will meet their needs and make their operations more productive and profitable.
John Deere first introduced the E-Series in 2009, adding productivity boosting innovations and enhancements ever since. John Deere understands operator comfort and safety are critical to maximum productivity, which is why the E-Series Forwarder cabs were designed to boost efficiency by creating an ideal working environment for the operator, even under challenging conditions.
John Deere is the only manufacturer in North America that offers three options on forwarder cabs that continue to set the standard for comfort and operator control today. Available options include a rotating option, a rotating and leveling option and the most recent addition, a fixed (standard) cabin option for loggers who are satisfied with a traditional cab.
Whether they choose the revolutionary rotating and leveling option or the lower price point fixed cab option, operators will discover a host of fatigue-beating enhancements on all E-Series Forwarders. Highlights include comfortable, ergonomic armrests, ample storage space, seats with upholstery made of high-quality materials to withstand wear and tear, an optional remote-control door lock with approach lighting and an optional food heater/cooler. An optional fully adjustable air-conditioned seat is also available for exceptional daylong comfort in the climate-controlled cab. Finally, with its wide door-opening angle, getting in and out of a John Deere forwarder has never been easier.
For Joe and David LaFleur of LaFleur Forest Products in Gladstone, Michigan, the decision to purchase a John Deere E-Series Forwarder was one they could make with complete confidence. Having already owned a 1999 John Deere 1010B 6-Wheeled forwarder, they knew what John Deere machines were capable of based on the great success and uptime they experienced. The LaFleurs purchased a John Deere 1010E Forwarder with a rotating cabin in 2011, citing cab ergonomics as a key factor in their decision. "The rotating cab was on the top of our list of reasons to buy an E-Series," said Joe LaFleur. "Then it was fuel economy, available financing options from John Deere, serviceability and of course, dealer support from Nortrax to keep us up and running."
Rotating and Leveling Cabin
Joe and David LaFleur recently purchased a new John Deere 1210 E Forwarder with a rotating and leveling cabin and are already impressed by the machine's comfort and performance features.
Both the rotating and rotating and leveling cab options on John Deere's E-Series Forwarders turn 290 degrees, providing a 360-degree view of the machine's surroundings and boom movements for safe, efficient log loading. This gives the operator the best possible visibility 100 percent of the time. The rotating cab also gives superior vision to the tires and surrounding area close to the machine.
The LaFleurs also are impressed by the 1210E's innovating auto-leveling cabin that stays balanced and comfortable, no matter how steep or uneven the terrain. "The 1210E is so nice to operate," said David LaFleur. "The power, load space and bigger boom are definitely a plus, and our ground speed is faster, yet more stable, than ever before. We've also found it's easier to load our crib trailer because of the machine's superior visibility to all surroundings."
Fixed Cabin Option
For customers looking for a lower price point option, John Deere now offers a fixed cabin option. The new fixed cabin is a durable, cost-effective alternative to the rotating and leveling cabin options, yet still delivers unmatched comfort and visibility for a fixed or standard cabin equipped machine. The fixed cab's large windows provide excellent visibility in all directions and to ground height. The enhanced design of the roof structure protects the work lights and prevents water from running from the roof to the windows for better visibility in inclement weather. Noise level and vibration are minimized for added comfort as the cabin rests on rubber mountings under each corner. Additionally, the machine control-system options offer the same choices operators have come to rely on from the E-Series machines.
No matter what cab style is chosen, E-Series Forwarders continue to set the standard for operator comfort and control, delivering maximum productivity with minimal effort. The mini-lever joysticks are conveniently located in the armrests, for intuitive, effortless fingertip control of all functions. Operators can easily adjust machine settings through the TimberMatic F-09 control system if equipped with the PC or HPC, and even control their own settings.
To help manage all of these new machine enhancements and updates, the E-Series machines also offer JDLink™, a remote monitoring system that provides machine location, utilization and maintenance management tools through an easy-to-use web site. John Deere customers have access to real-time information about their machine's whereabouts, production data and code alerts, which allows for optimum performance and compliance with preventative maintenance tasks. For more information on the E-Series Forwarders and other models, contact your local dealer . No matter what model you choose, you can expect a comfortable work environment, easy maintenance, efficiency and many productive days of work.