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John Deere H480

John Deere H480 for sale at LandPro Equipment; NY & PA. Serving your new and used equipment needs from Alexander, Avon, Brockport, Clymer, Falconer, Hall, Macedon, Oakfield, Savannah, Springville, NY, and Edinboro, PA.

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7 Family Tractors

 

False rod bucket cylinders improve productivity

Fast bucket cycle times are important to dump the load from the bucket as quickly as possible, (quite often) in order to be as productive as possible, while completing loading operations. The bucket cylinder design can have a major impact on this cycle time, especially for the mechanical self-leveling loaders.

Boom lockout for easy service

A hydraulic shut-off valve is included with the H-Series Ag Loaders to ensure the loader does not lower suddenly. For example, this allows the boom to be locked out when someone is required to be located under the loader boom for service work on the tractor. It should not be used for extended periods of time unless an appropriate support stand is also utilized.

Concealed oil lines improve appearance and reduce damage

Over time, increased width in tractor hoods have caused issues with available space for running traditional oil lines of a loader along the boom, making them more susceptible to damage. 

To improve this situation, the oil lines have been routed through the boom arm and the torque tube, improving line protection and the appearance of the loader.

Loader removal (parking) made easy

John Deere loaders are easily removed and reinstalled on tractors without tools. The parking system allows removing or attaching the loader to the tractor in minutes without the need for tools. 

In order to remove or park the loader, apply slight down pressure to the loader boom with the bucket dumped at approximately a 30-degree angle. With the tractor in park, install the parking stands and place the mast pins in the open position.

Loader suspension system (LSS) for the H480 Loader 

A feature intended to improve loader productivity, the LSS allows the boom cylinders to float,
reducing the jarring effects loads are prone to over rough terrain.

  • An accumulator charged with nitrogen and connected to the head-end lift cylinder hose through a T-fitting provides shock absorption
  • The cylinders move in and out to allow the boom to float
  • Bales can be transported more efficiently from one end of the field to the other over frozen, hard-packed, or rutted terrain
  • Pallets can be moved easily without sustaining cargo damage
  • Pallets of seed or fertilizer can be carried across a yard without a bag spilling and creating a costly mess
  • Extended life of loader pins and bushings
  • Less stress on the tractor axle
  • Properly ballasted tractor with LSS has increased stability, creating a smoother ride for the operator

Reasons for turning LSS off include:

  • Digging applications- with LSS on, the cylinders retract slightly, losing lifting power
  • Holding a grade when blading – with LSS on, it is difficult to hold a constant grade
  • Precise pallet and bale handling – with LSS on, the load moves up and down slightly while being positioned
  • Parking a loader – with LSS on, when down-pressure is applied, the lift cylinders retract slightly, making it more difficult to park

The loader suspension system is controlled by a switch conveniently located in the operator station so it can be easily reached for activation or deactivation as needed. 

Single-point hydraulic connection to save time and eliminate oil loss 

The H480 Loader features a single-point hydraulic connection that also incorporates the connection point for any electrical needs and the ability to relieve hydraulic pressure. In order to disconnect the hydraulic connection between the loader and the tractor, it has always been necessary to relieve the hydraulic system oil pressure. This has sometimes been difficult to accomplish and is also the reason why a coupling system was not offered on some tractors. 

Electric remote carrier latching system saves time and energy 

The electric remote carrier latching system provides enhanced productivity and improved operator comfort when changing loader attachments. This time-saving feature allows an operator to unlatch and latch attachments for Global or Global Category 2 Carriers without leaving the operator's station.

Tool box bracket for convenient location of tool box

A tool box bracket is provided with the loader mounting frames for mounting the tractor tool box.

Mounting frames for 8030 and 8R Series Tractors with infinitely variable transmission (IVT™)

For 8030 and 8R Series Tractors with IVT transmissions, a unique mounting frame is required in order to properly interface with the tractor frame.

Loader stationary fenders block debris thrown from tires

Loader stationary fenders are highly recommended for those operating in conditions where the front axle will be in full oscillation and turn frequently or where tight turns are made while maneuvering through gates or obstacles that will catch tractor axle-mounted fenders.

Mounting frames for large frame 7020 and 7030 Series Tractors

Frames are designed to evenly distribute forces during loader operation. Hardware is easily accessible to torque to the correct specification.

For the large-frame 7030 and 7020 Series Tractors, a cast design is utilized to provide better visibility, as a casting allows for sculpting the shape to improve sight lines.

Mounting frames for 8R and 8030 Series Tractors with PST transmissions and 8000 and 8010 Series Tractors

Frames are designed to evenly distribute forces during loader operation. Hardware is easily accessible to torque to the correct specification level.

Hoses and parts for 8R, 8030, 8020, 8010, and 8000 Series Tractors

On 8R, 8030, 8020, 8010, and 8000 Series Tractors, the H480 Loader uses rear tractor valves. There is no dedicated loader valve such as an independent control valve for the loader. The hydraulic hoses are routed from the connection point on the mounting frame to the rear tractor selective control valves (SCVs). 

Hoses and parts for 7R and large-frame 7030 and 7020 Series Tractors 

The loader hoses are connected to the mid tractor selective control valves (SCVs). 

Single-point hydraulic connection to save time and eliminate oil loss 

The H480 Loader features a single-point hydraulic connection that also incorporates the connection point for any electrical needs and the ability to relieve hydraulic pressure. In order to disconnect the hydraulic connection between the loader and the tractor, it has always been necessary to relieve the hydraulic system oil pressure. This has sometimes been difficult to accomplish and is also the reason why a coupling system was not offered on some tractors. 

Single-point connection, loader half (used with loader-ready tractors) 

This is the mobile half of the grapple single-point coupler required when ordering the loader for a tractor that has been ordered with a loader-ready package.

Category 2 global carrier for quick attachment changes

The carrier features an attaching system for fast connection of attachments without having to leave the operator’s seat.

To remove an attachment, the loader must be positioned so the attachment is approximately 150 mm to 250 mm (6 in. to 10 in.) off the ground and rolled back slightly to minimize loading on the retaining pins at the location the attachment is to be left. The carrier latch handle is moved to the open position, and then the operator simply dumps the attachment forward and lowers it to the ground

Electric remote carrier latching system saves time and energy

The electric remote carrier latching system provides enhanced productivity and improved operator comfort when changing loader attachments. This time-saving feature allows an operator to unlatch and latch attachments for Global or Global Category 2 Carriers without leaving the operator's station.

Bucket-level indicator

A bucket-level indicator is included in base equipment:

  • Located on the right-hand bucket cylinder
  • Aids the operator, along with the flat top of the bucket, in determining the bucket-level position
  • Does not require adjustment to indicate the level for various attachments

The bucket-level indicator has been redesigned to incorporate two tightly curled positions to signify the bucket and pallet fork level points. Now the rod can be seen at all positions and marked for any attachment-level position. This design eliminates freezing from occurring that causes failure of the indicator.

When the level indicator rod is even with the top of the lower coil cluster, the bucket is level. Attachments such as pallet forks are level when the top of the rod is aligned with the upper coil cluster.

Loader boom built for durability

The main structure of the loader, the boom, is designed to maximize visibility for the operator to be able to complete their task easily and to provide sufficient strength to withstand years of rugged use. The boom is manufactured utilizing formed C-sections that are seam welded to create structurally sound tapered boom sections. The front and rear boom sections are then joined at the knee with the rear section overlapping the front section to create a stronger joint versus just butting them together and using an overlapping plate to connect the two sections. At the torque tube, the boom sections are connected.

Cast-steel components are utilized at all the major boom pin connecting points including the front section of the boom at the foot, in the rear boom, at the mast, and at the knee where the lift cylinder is connected. This provides a superior pin connection. This is accomplished for two main reasons:

  • Pin alignment
  • The ability to reduce the pin stress loads

The ability to machine the pin hole completely from side to side rather than using welded-on bushings ensures superior pin alignment and thus less stress loading. The part is able to connect to the boom with a greater surface area, again reducing stress concentrations. These cast components provide superior alignment and longer life than traditional bushing-type joints.

Industrial-quality Hydro-Max™ 120 Series cylinders

  • Best in the industry - John Deere cylinders are known for being reliable and durable. Manufactured by John Deere Harvester Works Cylinder Division, ensuring the John Deere loaders have the most advanced cylinders available.
  • Precision robot welding - the cylinder end caps are tough enough to stand up to the lifting ability and high system pressures of the tractor-loader combination.
  • Hardened rod - the rod features chrome-over-nickel plating. This gives superior rust resistance and extends the rod's seal life. It also reduces the chance of nicks and dents in the rod itself.
  • 100 percent factory tested - all cylinders are tested and conform to rigid cleanliness standards.
  • Friction-welded rod assembly - This assembly provides superior weld strength, resulting in longer cylinder life.
  • Two-stage rod sealing system - this sealing system features a first-stage buffer seal that acts as a primary sealant.
  • Nonmetallic bearing rings - these rings preserve the surface finish of the barrel and rod, which reduces seal leakage.
  • Steel cap and rod ends - steel is used instead of cast; this avoids porosity leaks and maintains excellent size control for consistent installation.
  • Tight sealing - a four-piece piston seal provides positive sealing action. The backup ring limits seal extrusion and provides longer life to the seals.
  • Tightening of the piston retaining nut controlled by computer - piston joints are consistently tightened to the optimum level for increased durability.
  • Grapple cylinders - improved nut retention properties prevent the nut loosening from the end of the threaded rod.
  • Easy servicing - the cylinders are designed for convenient servicing to save time when repairs are required.

Loader mast connection

The mast of the loader provides the connection between the mounting frame on the tractor and the loader boom. The connecting points are located in the mast, allowing the loader to be removed or parked from the tractor. The lower fixed pin of the mast rests in the hook of the mounting frame, and the upper pin is secured in place through the mast and mounting frame.

Mechanical self-leveling (MSL) linkage keeps the load level

The H-Series Ag Loaders have a MSL loader that provides added lift capability as compared to a non-self-leveling (NSL) loader. This is due to the mechanical advantage the linkage provides. It also ensures the load remains at the same angle to the ground through the arc of travel from the ground to full lift height. The low-profile self-leveling linkage is sized to ensure long life and maximize operator visibility.

Easy access to loader service points

The H480 Loader features end-of-pin greasing in all appropriate pin locations. All grease points can be accessed from the ground. Grease lines are incorporated into the H480 Loader mast to enable greasing of the upper boom pivot points from the ground.

Hood guard for 8000 and 8010 Series Tractors

The hood guard can be mounted with or without a front weight bracket. When using the tractor without a loader, a maximum of 16 front weights can be used with the hood guard installed on 8000 and 8010 Series Tractors.

Hood guard for 8020 Series Tractors

The tractor must be equipped with a front weight bracket in order to mount the hood guard.
When using the tractor without a loader, a maximum of 12 front weights can be used with the hood guard installed on 8020 Series Tractors.

Hood guard for large-frame 7030 and 7020 Series Tractors

The hood guard's basic function is to:

  • Help protect the tractor grill and hood from falling debris or stationary objects such as a wagon or mixer
  • Allow for lighting at night 

Hood guard for 8R and 8030 Series Tractors

The hood guard is designed to allow for the maximum amount of reach while protecting the hood and grille from falling objects. The hood guard also helps to protect the front of the tractor from impacts with wagons or feed mixers or whatever is being loaded.

The hood guard folds down to allow the hood to open, allowing access to service areas.

When using the tractor without a loader, a maximum of 12 front weights can be used with the hood guard installed on 8R and 8030 Series Tractors.

Hood guard for 7R Series Tractors

The hood guard's basic function is to:

  • Help protect the tractor grille and hood from falling debris or stationary objects such as a wagon or mixer
  • Allow for lighting at night

Replaceable bucket cutting edge for added bucket durability

For those who frequently scrape on concrete, a replaceable cutting edge will greatly extend the life of the bucket:

  • 1850-mm (73-in.) width replaceable cutting edge
  • 2150-mm (85-in.) width replaceable cutting edge
  • 2450-mm (96-in.) width replaceable cutting edge
  • 2750-mm (108-in.) width replaceable cutting edge

Grapple for material retention and improved efficiency

All of the H-Series Loaders use the same five-tine pin-on grapple. The advantages of this grapple are:

  • The pin-on method puts the least amount of stress possible on the bucket.
  • The grapple has a wide stance, making it more difficult to twist.

High-performance operators will choose the five-tine grapple for its increased durability and load-carrying capacity. Advantages include:

  • The ability to handle two large round bales instead of one (where loader capacity allows).
  • Strong grapple arms allow the bucket capacity to be increased by almost twice the amount of normal bucket capacity in materials such as silage.

Digging teeth to enhance loader productivity

Digging teeth can be added to the heavy-duty bucket for easier digging in hard ground or for breaking loose hard-packed materials such as manure or silage. Digging teeth are not compatible with replaceable cutting edges.

Heavy-duty buckets 2450 mm (96 in.) and 2750 mm (108 in.)

The heavy-duty buckets for the H480 Loader have holes along the cutting edge where the replaceable and reversible cutting edge can be attached, providing more than twice the wear life for the cutting edge. They also include the brackets for attaching the grapple.

High-volume bucket 2750 mm (108 in.)

The high-volume bucket is intended for use with lighter-density high-volume materials. The bucket capacity makes this an effective tool for handling snow, wood shavings, and other loose materials. The high-volume bucket for the H480 Loader has holes along the cutting edge where the replaceable and reversible cutting edge can be attached, providing more than twice the wear life for the cutting edge.

Ballasting tractors

Proper ballast is very important. It significantly improves a tractor's stability, performance, and economy in most applications. The use of a tractor without proper ballast, especially for front loader work, is not recommended and should be avoided in order to save an operator time and money.

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