John Deere Showcases Full Suite of Motor Grader Automation Technology at Bauma 2022

  • Aiming to enhance customer capability around the globe, John Deere introduces its full suite of technological advancements on its GP-Series motor grader lineup at bauma 2022.
  • Now available in the European market are industry-leading automation features including industry-exclusive Machine Presets, Auto-Gain, and Auto-Shift PLUS.
  • European customers can also benefit from John Deere exclusive Premium Circle technology and Grade Management solutions, available for purchase through the Wirtgen dealer network.

MOLINE, IL — John Deere introduces its full suite of industry-leading automation technologies and advancements at bauma 2022. Customers in certain European markets can now benefit from the efficiency-boosting solutions such as industry-exclusive Premium Circle technology and the full John Deere portfolio of Grade Management solutions. These fully programmable, intuitive, and versatile features are ideal for any job, and help increase productivity with new and seasoned operators.

“Our customers face many complex challenges on the jobsite every day and by introducing features that help ease the learning curve and reduce rework, operators can get to the next job faster, increasing their bottom line,” said Matt Goedert, solutions marketing manager, John Deere. “Our ultimate goal is to provide customers with technology tools that support their desire to be more efficient on the job, and our portfolio of automation features does exactly that.”

Now available in certain European markets is Premium Circle, an industry exclusive. The fully sealed bearing and pinion help reduce maintenance costs and downtime by eliminating wear inserts and ensuring the circle remains tight during operation, maximizing accuracy while also significantly boosting circle torque and speed. The addition of the Premium Circle will boost machine productivity and uptime, positively impacting contractors’ bottom lines.

Customers can also benefit from two additional industry-exclusive offerings: Machine Presets and Auto-Gain for John Deere’s cross slope system. Machine Presets enable multiple functions to be programmed into one button. Functions such as automatically stowing the blade or ripper, turning on lights or beacons, engaging Auto Shift, and many more can be completed simultaneously with the touch of a button. Auto-Gain automatically adjusts the blades responsiveness on the fly when using Cross Slope based on the operating conditions, eliminating the need for operators to make manual adjustments. In addition, Auto-Gain technology helps improve productivity for operators by ensuring accurate blade movement in ever-changing conditions.

Entering the market as the latest industry-exclusive technology is Auto-Shift PLUS, which allows for the machine to come to a complete stop without stalling, helping reduce fatigue while cutting smoothly around obstacles or structures. Operators can control ground speed, come to a complete stop, and start moving the machine by only using the throttle and brake. Whether transporting the machine or completing any grading task, Auto-Shift PLUS simplifies operation.