Wheeled Harvester

  • Effective, versatile and productive
  • Strong and accurate harvester heads
  • CH7 harvester boom
  • Pleasant working environment
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Intelligent Boom Control

  • Optional Intelligent Boom Control (IBC) smoothes boom operations, making them more precise and efficient, to increase operator productivity compared to a 1270G without IBC.
  • IBC improves the precision of attachment positioning, especially at extended reaches. Joystick movements deliver consistently smooth boom speed, no matter how far the boom is extended.
  • With IBC, operators no longer need to control each independent boom function separately. Just control the attachment position, and IBC automatically guides the boom and cylinders accordingly. IBC also automatically controls swing speed based on the overall position of the attachment.
  • IBC is easily configurable to user preference, so operators can adapt their motions to the application. The IBC control pattern that works best for each operator can also be selected, further enhancing personal ease of use. Individual user settings can be saved in separate profiles, to accommodate multiple skill and experience levels.

Rotating Cab

  • Rotating and smooth-leveling cab turns 160 degrees to provide 360-degree visibility of surroundings and boom movements. Auto-leveling cab keeps the operator balanced and comfortable in steep and uneven terrain.

Far From the Daily Grind

  • Grouped checkpoints and optional central lubrication system speed daily checks and greasing.
  • Hydraulic-driven variable-speed fan runs only as needed, reducing fuel consumption and debris flow through the cooler cores. It's programmable to reverse at periodic intervals to clear core-clogging buildup.

Six- and Eight-Wheeled Configurations

  • With the power to handle large trees, the six-wheeled 1270G is an exceptional all-around harvester.
  • This model is also available in an eight-wheel-drive option for conditions that call for maximum traction and climbing ability.

It's Easy to See

  • Standard RENCRAFT® Super Hard Coat polycarbonate windows are scratch resistant, easy to clean, and optically enhanced. These windows fulfill ISO 21876 standard for saw-chain shot protection.
  • Plus, with almost 50-percent-thicker material than previous windows, the cab is better insulated and quieter, too.

Precision Forestry

  • Take the guesswork out of planning, implementing, and monitoring your logging operation. The tools of our production-planning and -tracking system expand on the core technology features that come standard in every John Deere Forestry machine to unleash a powerful new array of possibilities:
    • TimberMatic™ Maps is an innovative onboard software solution that helps you reimagine your jobsites. Real-time production views and shared wireless connections between machines make it easier than ever before to take your forestry operation to the next level.
    • TimberManager™ is a web-based solution for PCs, tablets, and mobile phones that allows you to follow jobsite progress. Combined with TimberMatic Maps, this software provides complete visibility of your operation — from land harvested to specific machines — so you can streamline communication, analyze tasks, and increase productivity.


  • Your John Deere Forestry machine arrives from the factory equipped with a powerful set of technologies and capabilities already built in:
    • JDLink™ connectivity and the John Deere Operations Center™ let you track your equipment, see which machines are working, and know if they're being utilized properly and at maximum productivity and efficiency.
    • John Deere Connected Support leverages a suite of dealer and factory tools designed to deliver increased uptime and productivity, and lower daily operating costs.
    • Remote Diagnostics and Programming Capability within John Deere Connected Support helps your dealer warn you of any issue with your machine — often before you know of the problem yourself — and initiate solutions without charging you for a technician's visit to your jobsite.
    • Our advanced dual approach to Machine Health combines the expertise of the technology specialists at our dealerships with the data specialists at our central Machine Health Monitoring Center (MHMC).