Payload weighing system on John Deere L-series wheel loaders enables operators to quickly weigh and calculate loads as they work


John Deere’s four-wheel-drive L-series wheel loaders can now be equipped with a factory-installed payload weighting system integrated with Topcon. The payload weighing system, which is designed to increase productivity by maximizing the operator workflow, is available on the 744L, 824L and 844L models.

With the dynamic system, operators can weigh as they work, reducing interruptions during the job and increasing the number of jobs they complete in a day. The system is equipped with an auto-accumulation feature, which enables the machine to automatically add each bucket load to an accumulating total.

The system enables operators to quickly achieve accurate payload targets, reducing the need to correct payloads by unloading material, while also limiting the risk of overload fines. The overload alarm alerts the operator when the wheel loader’s payload has exceeded the user defined limit, helping to reduce excessive tyre wear.

Inside the cab, a touchscreen display shows the current payload information, eliminating guesswork, while the live tip-off function provides customers the ability to adjust the final load. Operators can manage multiple active jobs and pause active jobs when needed. This feature provides the flexibility to work between tasks, so the operator can return to unfinished jobs without starting over.

A tare function allows the operator to automatically remove the hopper or pallet weight to determine the actual weight of the material without any off-board calculations. A product mix mode enables the system to create special product blends when mixing different materials during unique jobs.

Another benefit is production data collection, which helps operators make informed decisions. Integrated JDLink telematics enables users to track and visualize payload data within the JDLink Portal and JDLink Mobile. On-board features include an advanced memory job search and report functions to help view and manage productivity from within the cab. The on-board database provides unlimited inputs of products, customers, trucks, haulers and more, ensuring records are accurate. The user can export data via USB or a printed receipt.

The factory-installed system features protected components, including boom and chassis harnesses and sensors mounted in secure locations, reducing the risk of damage.

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