John Deere 460E ADT

November 2012, Vol. 67, No. 11

The new John Deere 460E ADT joins the 370E and 410E as part of the cutting-edge E-Series. The 46-ton 460E is Deere’s largest, most operator friendly truck ever built.

The E-Series ADTs feature a John Deere PowerTech 13.5L IT4 engine with three power levels based on the model – 422 net hp (370E), 443 net hp (410E) and 481 net hp (460E). A purpose built ZF transmission 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. The E-Series axles use internal wet disc brakes that utilize independent cooling circuits.

Allowing the differential lock system to run in automatic mode will simplify operation for new operators by taking the guesswork out of using the differential locks. When ground conditions get soft and difficult, the system will automatically control the axle differential locks as well as the inter-axle differential lock all while the truck is still moving. An experienced operator can still choose to manually engage the traction controls.

A newly designed stay-tight oscillation joint, high-suspension travel on all axles, and balanced weight distribution also provide the agility and ability to navigate hostile terrain. To minimize the risk of rollover while unloading, the dump body can be restricted from rising when the rear chassis exceeds a predetermined slope angle. 800.503.3373, johndeere.com