John Deere expands SmartGrade excavator lineup with 470G Model

John Deere 470G digging on a job site.

The 470G LC Excavator is the latest model to join John Deere’s SmartGrade excavator lineup. Equipment in this lineup come with a full range of grade management solutions.

This new excavator features the factory-installed 3D SmartGrade system.

According to John Deere, it delivers increased productivity and accuracy on the job.

Also, real-time displays of distance-to-grade can reduce time to final grade, which can help to finish jobs quickly.

Designed with operator comfort in mind, the 470G LC’s cab has a monitor that utilizes a turn-and-tap rotary control.

Additional options are available, such as an adjustable leather seat, single-pedal hydraulic propel system, standard LCD monitor and deluxe LED lights.

“Like the rest of the G-Series lineup, the 470G LC Excavator is productive and efficient from deep trench work to various site development projects,” said Justin Steger, solutions marketing manager, John Deere. “Intelligent features like the Powerwise Plus hydraulic-management system deliver on demand hydraulic power when you need it and offer precise pump control. The 470G LC Excavator has everything you could need to push the productivity of your operation. Adding SmartGrade takes precision construction to the next level.”

In addition to SmartGrade technology, the 470G LC model also features various precision technologies. These include Virtual Front, Over-dig Protect, Virtual Ceiling, Virtual Floor, Virtual Swing and Virtual Wall.

Also, John Deere’s SmartGrade excavators offer four grade management options for contractors. These include SmartGrade, SmartGrade-Ready with 2D, 3D Grade Guidance and 2D Grade Guidance.

Upgrade kits are available for installation onto equipment at later dates to further upgrade the technology as a contractor’s needs change.