John Deere Swing Machines

Revolutionary D Series forestry swing machines

Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia is proud to introduce the new generation of John Deere forestry swing machines. The revolutionary D Series swing machines incorporate industry-leading technology purpose-built to perform in the harshest of forest environments.

The machines are designed and modified to suit a wide variety of forestry applications, such as road building, log loading, processing and shovel logging. They are generally lighter than harvesters and feller bunchers, however much more rugged than standard excavators.

The new range of swing machines feature enhanced versatility and productivity with powerful swing systems, improved horsepower, and new hydraulic systems. The integration of John Deere PowerTechTM E and PowerTechTM Plus Tier2-certified engines provide excellent fuel economy with high torque at low rpm.

The revolutionary “smart cooling package” features a cool-on-demand, variable-speed, hydraulically driven cooling fan, which maximises the use of available horsepower while reducing fuel consumption and noise. An innovative debris management system incorporating external screening, sealed cooler compartment, and optional automatic reversing fan helps eliminate the downtime associated with cooling system maintenance. This system prevents materials and debris from entering the cooling-package area to enhance overall productivity.

Resilient and robust machine design contributes to powerful performance and extreme durability. Newly designed log loaderfronts, purpose-built processor fronts, and heavy-duty excavator fronts allow the machines to operate in the toughest applications. A durable undercarriage features robust structures and heavy-duty track chains to deliver both productivity and durability.

Strategically positioned joystick controls and accessory switches offer operators improved functionality. Worksite visibility has been optimised through improved cab design. Operators also have the option of a rear-entry cab featuring more space, accessibility and storage to ensure maximised comfort.

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