John Deere new H Series | Forest Machine Magazine (2024)


The new large size class H Series John Deere harvesters and forwarders demonstrate higher productivity with lower fuel consumption, better stability, and improved operator ergonomics. With industry-leading innovations, John Deere is a frontrunner setting new production system standards in forest machine operations.

Our investments in product development, innovation and technology result in solutions that improve business for our customers now and into the future.

John Deere is rolling out its first H Series wheeled cut-to-length forest machine models. The large size class machine models – the 1270H and 1470H harvesters and the 2010H and 2510H forwarders – are making their debut at a launch event in Helsinki on April 24, 2024. The forwarder size class is new and includes the 20-ton load capacity 2010H and the 25-ton load capacity 2510H forwarders.
The high-performance engine of the new H Series harvesters has 10% more power and torque. New hydraulics with three dedicated pumps offer more hydraulic power and higher work pressure for feeding. The optimized system ensures balanced fuel economy. The new Active Frame Lock brings more stability, whether working on steep slopes or flat ground.

This makes it easier to work when the boom is sideways and gives the operator a larger working area. Compared to the G Series, H Series harvesters enable significantly increased productivity and remarkably
lower fuel consumption per harvested cubic meter.

New harvester booms.

The new H7 boom for harvesters offers approximately 10% more lift power and slewing torque. The new H9 boom also has the same 10% increase in lift power, and the slewing torque is 5% more than in the previous model.

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Operator comfort and improved visibility with the new cabin design
John Deere’s large size class H Series harvesters 1270H and 1470H feature a new rear chassis and new
placement of the engine, hydraulic oil and fuel tanks, and pumps. The design of the machines reflects
John Deere’s collaboration with BMW Design Works. In both harvester models, the engine has been
turned 180 degrees, the hydraulic oil and fuel tanks, and the pumps have been placed at the front of the
engine, and the cooler and the fan at the rear of the machine. The changes make the cabin very quiet. At
the same time, the back of the machine has been lowered, significantly improving rear visibility. The new
cabin has increased the rotating angle by 30 degrees to each side. Altogether the cabin now rotates 220
degrees. The rotating and levelling cabin is now standard in the large H Series.
The benefits offered by the Intelligent Boom Control have been acknowledged since 2013. The popular
and unique IBC 2.0 is now a standard feature in our large H Series harvesters. John Deere is continuing
to develop IBC technology.

H Series harvesters 1270H 1470H
Max engine power, kW 220
Engine torque, Nm 1445
Tractive effort, kN 190/220 (6W/8W) 210
Boom tilt angle, degrees, F/R 28/20 25/18
Cabin rotation angle, left/right 110
Cylinder frame lock, torque, kNm 130
Working pressure, bar (feeding) 350
Fuel tank, L 467
DEF tank, L 25/23 (Normal Usage Volume)
The new design in large size class forwarders – 2010H and 2510H – share the same new engine space
and the hood designed in collaboration with BMW Design Works.
The new large size class 20-ton and 25-ton forwarders offer 25% more load capacity. The new twin
motor driveline in the 2510H forwarder also offers a 50% faster driving speed. The twin motor driveline is
also an available option for the 2010H forwarder.
The new booms, F9 and F10, offer more power and longer reach. The F10 has a new longer reach of
10.2 meters. The corresponding longer reach in the F9 boom is 10.7 meters. The hydraulic hosing and
hose routings have been improved. The new F10 is the strongest forwarder boom in the market. With the
40% increased boom lift torque and 22% higher slewing torque, larger grapple options are now available.
The new F9 boom has 13% more boom lift torque and 10% more slewing torque.
The new geometry of the booms, five joint connections between the main boom and jib boom, provide
better controllability and load handling accuracy and a more constant speed for the whole loading cycle.
To facilitate working on steep slopes, the backwards tilt angle is 22 degrees to the rear, which improves
the slewing function of the boom.
The new frame lock brings more stability, even with a full load. The new cylinder-based frame lock
enables stability in forwarding the big loads over long distances.
New solutions for eucalyptus forwarding. Our offering includes an extra-long rear frame suitable for
7.2-m eucalyptus. The new eucalyptus headboard is a more durable and stronger design. The main
headboard is rigid, and the separate upper headboard moves hydraulically.
IBC 3.0 with automated functions – back to bunch, back to load and automatically to transportation mode
– is now standard in the large H Series forwarders.

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H Series forwarders 2010H 2510H
Max engine power, kW 220 25
Engine torque, Nm 1400 1550
Tractive force, kN 255 290
Boom reach, m 8.5/10.2/10.7 8.5/10.2/10.7
Lifting torque, kNm, cross 210/170 210
Slewing torque, kNm 50/45 50
Load capacity, ton 20 25
Fuel tank, L 380 380
Load space options, m2 6.5/7.5 6.5/7.5/8.5
Turning angle, deg 44 44
Ground clearance, mm 779 779
John Deere cabins are designed to keep operators energized throughout the day.
From intuitive interfaces to ergonomic designs and from the quiet cabin to accessible service points, every aspect is crafted to enhance the operator’s experience and ease of use. John Deere understands the
value of minimizing fatigue and preserving energy for what truly matters.

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The cabins support the wellbeing of harvester and forwarder operators, and ergonomics play an important role in productivity.
The new cabin design is based on operator feedback. The modernized cabin design is matched to the
design of the H Series machines. Noise-isolating materials are used in the cabin interior. The relocated
fresh air intakes and improved climate control ensure a stable temperature in changing conditions. The
new H Series comes with more and better-quality lighting for increased visibility around the working area.
The new interior design gives the operator more storage spaces. A phone tray with wireless charger, a
place for shoes, and a water bottle, cooler and lunch tray table. Other features include a new secondary
display for base machine functions and cameras, multiple charging outlets, new pedal for selecting drive
direction, new premium audio system with subwoofer and treble speakers. New armrests and controls and configurable key buttons. Programmable button joysticks are now available in the H Series harvesters.

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New seat options include a leather fabricated seat and a heavy-duty seat. Basic and comfort seats are
also available. Seat ventilation is available with all seat options.
John Deere is introducing the new Intelligent Cabin Key – a personal remote key to unlock the machine
door now also turns on the PC and TimberMatic control system with operator-specific configurations. The
Intelligent Cabin Key can also be personalized for service personnel and trailer drivers, and it includes an

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New TimberMatic H automation
New TimberMatic H automation offers a visually improved, intuitive user interface designed for forestry
professionals. The totally new control system supports the operator’s ability to achieve a superior logging
performance. The completely redesigned user interface is more straightforward and easily accessible.
The H automation system creates a common and consistent user experience for all forestry products. The
new visualisation includes options for night and daylight view. And the info relevant to the situation is
shown on the display.
John Deere is introducing the longest service intervals in the market – up to 1000h with John Deere
ProtectTM service agreement products.
Daily servicing is made easy. The refill points are all located in the same easily accessible place. All
machines have an electric engine oil level sensor and a totally new central greasing system for ease of
The new H216 harvester head for H1270 and H1470 harvesters and tracked harvesters.
A new two-roller harvester head, designed for hardwood and softwood applications.
The new head is designed for large size class harvesters and will replace the previous H270 head.
The H216 harvester head is fully compatible with H Series harvesters and tracked harvesters.
The new H216 harvester head includes a top-saw option, long processing knives, HD-tilt, standard tilt, a
find end laser sensor, and Multispeed feed motors. The saw unit enables using wide, less vibrating, and
long saw bars for large trees. The new head is available for the 1270H harvester with 8.6- and 10.0-meter
boom reaches and for the 1470H harvester with 8.6-, 10-, and 11-meter reaches.
H216 Harvester Head
Operational range 50-650 mm
Max cut, mm 750 mm
Feeding force 30-41 kN,
Saw device SuperCut 100S, Bucher 32cc saw motor
Tilt operational range 150 degrees
Feed motors Single speed & Multispeed
Color marking system Super Mark
Find end sensor Option
Weight Starting from 1460 kg

The H Series comes with industry-leading solutions and services, establishing itself as a cutting-
edge production system.
The large H Series, equipped with John Deere’s digital solutions and lifecycle services, represents the
future of logging. Featuring TimberMatic H automation with fully integrated Maps, the H Series benefits
from John Deere’s connectivity, enabling real-time data sharing and extending global coverage through
collaboration with industry-leading providers. The incorporation of map-based visualizations and real-time information sharing empowers effective site planning, operator assistance, and reporting. Furthermore, the utilization of machine data, analytics capabilities, and digital tools sets a new standard for user support through John Deere’s global dealer network. The modern software architecture, coupled with continuously evolving data integration capabilities, forms the foundation for a production system that meets the industry’s needs both today and into the future.
The decisions we make today hold the power to shape tomorrow. We envision a future where our
production system empowers individuals and businesses to reach their full potential and where every
action is driven by the wellbeing of future generations.
John Deere is a frontrunner. Market leadership in the industry requires innovativeness. Our new machine
models reflect excellent quality, operational reliability and innovative solutions that add customer value.
The H Series sets a new standard

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