John Deere adds 470G to SmartGrade excavator lineup

By Jenny LescohierSeptember 22, 2021

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

The 470G LC is the latest model to join the John Deere excavator lineup that includes a full range of grade management solutions.

With the factory-installed and calibrated 3D SmartGrade system, the SmartGrade 470G LC is designed to deliver increased productivity and accuracy on the job. Real-time displays of distance-to-grade reduces time to final grade, helping to finish jobs quickly and accurately the first time. 

Designed with operator comfort in mind, the 470G LC’s cab has a refined monitor utilizing a turn-and-tap rotary control that puts performance and convenience features at the operator’s fingertips.

Additional options include a high-back, thermal heat and actively cooled three-way adjustable leather seat; single-pedal hydraulic propel system; as well as LED lights at cab front and rear.

“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. Adding SmartGrade takes precision construction to the next level.”

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

John Deere SmartGrade excavators offer four grade management options for contractors: SmartGrade, SmartGrade-Ready with 2D, 3D Grade Guidance and 2D Grade Guidance. Upgrade kits can be installed at later dates to further upgrade the technology as a contractor’s needs change.

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