John Deere Wheeled Harvesters

John Deere Harvesters

1270G Wheeled Harvesters

One of the most wanted harvesters in the world

It’s official. The new 1270G has taken the place of its predecessor (the 1270E) as the most wanted wheeled harvester. With a comprehensively redesigned cab that features increased rotating and side tilt angles; a new, easier to use automation system; enhanced productivity, and supreme manoeuvrability in the tightest stands - this harvester bucks the competition right out of the forest.

Key Features
  • Rotating and levelling or fixed cabin 
  • Tier 2/EU stage II
  • 6W or 8W drive options available


The redesigned rotating and levelling cabin now has more legroom, and the materials used in the interior are easier to clean. The machine comes with Processing Power Control (PPC) – a simple and easy-to-use solution to balance power and fuel economy in different logging conditions. TimberMatic H for G-Series harvesters is a reliable and easy-to-use control system that makes every day work tasks more manageable. The control system covers measuring and cutting functions and machine controls. The configurable user interface, shortcut keys for frequently used settings, the operator-specific settings and the interactive menus make logging faster and easier.

Cab Comforts

Cabin comfort is a productivity factor. The cabin of a John Deere forest machine is a comfortable and ergonomic work environment. The cabin is available as fixed or rotating and levelling version.

The levelling and rotating cabin helps the operator to maintain the correct working posture to prevent stress on the back and shoulder areas. The operator can sit upright even on uneven terrain, and the cabin can be rotated in all directions to face the work area.  The cabin has more legroom in front and the seat has two different height settings. The proven and efficient vibration absorption improves the working conditions further. Levelling and rotating functions are an option in harvesters. The cabin is fixed if these options are not chosen.

The cabin’s interior materials were chosen with ease of cleaning in mind. The leather-like material on the interior pillars is easy to clean. The neoprene wiper blades are more durable than natural rubber blades.

The ergonomic seat, air conditioning and heating, sun visors and sun blinds, and side widow wipers add to cabin comfort.  Plenty of light is needed during dark hours, so the positioning of the lights has been continuously improved to enhance visibility during the autumn and winter.


The TimberMatic H control system for John Deere G-Series harvesters includes everything needed for base machine control and monitoring, measuring and bucking in one configurable user interface. The use of just one system makes the operator’s work faster and easier.

Several pressure sensors have been added to TimberMatic H, making it possible to adjust most settings from inside the cabin – and even without tools. The pressure sensors make machine adjustments and condition monitoring easier via the machine’s on-board PC:

  • work and transmission pump pressures
  • delimbing knives
  • feed-roller arms.

Additionally, the new software version enables Remote Display Access (RDA) via Internet (either MTG or other modem). RDA means faster troubleshooting by maintenance people and thus improved uptime for the machine.

The new control modules simplify the electrical system and bring added processing capacity. TimberMatic’s troubleshooting diagnostics have been improved.  The new troubleshooting diagnostics of TimberMatic H speed up the fault localization significantly. With the new MECA controllers, it is now possible to see the exact location of the fault in the CAN-bus and the repair is quick and easy.

In the TimberMatic display, an error icon comes up and when clicking the icon, you see the CAN-bus showing the fault location. Moreover, the system shuts the output to the sensor or actuator, if it detects overload or short circuit, and the machine can go on working. This improves the uptime quite considerably.

The double CAN bus increases reliability of the electrical system: simple, fewer connections, a dedicated bus for the engine and the base machine.

TimberMatic Maps is standard in all new John Deere forest machines. Based on the real time data from Maps to TimberManager, distributed through a cloud service, the contractor can follow up forest machine’s production and remaining work on the site and plan the operations further.



 Load Rating:  13,000 kg
 Net Rated   Power: 156 kW (1600-1900 rpm)
 Load Rating:   4.0 / 4.6 or 4.7 m² (narrow/wide), VLS 4.1 - 5.1 m²
 Boom:  John Deere CF7 
 Weight W/   Fixed Cab  16,180 kg (6W) / 18,080 kg (8W)
 Tractive   Force:  175 kN 

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