MOLINE, Illinois (October 17, 2013) — In a milestone for forestry equipment technology, John Deere introduced its Intelligent Boom Control (IBC) option for its forwarders at Elmia Wood in Sweden on June 5-8, 2013. A feature the industry has anticipated for over 30 years, IBC is now offered as an option on all of John Deere's 1210E and 1510E Forwarders in North America. This technological breakthrough significantly increases forwarder productivity and efficiency, while providing best possible fuel economy and boom lifetime.
"At John Deere, our goal is to offer products and solutions that give our customers the best possible performance and productivity," said Cliff Caudill, product marketing manager. "We do so by creating intelligent solutions and services, like Intelligent Boom Control, that are born of a genuine desire to understand their business and long-term needs."
With the IBC system, the boom is accurate, fast and easy to operate, as the operator now controls the boom tip directly instead of controlling each of the independent boom joint movements manually. By eliminating unnecessary extra movements, this system increases the durability of boom structures and hydraulic cylinders. These features significantly improve an operator's working speed, resulting in higher overall productivity and lower costs.
The IBC system can also accelerate the learning curve for operators. Intuitive and easy to learn to use, the technology reduces the amount of time it takes to become a skilled operator, resulting in less training time and greater productivity.
John Deere's 1210E and 1510E Forwarders with the IBC option are now available in North America. For more information, visit www.JohnDeere.ca.
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