John Deere Launches Efficient K-Series Crawler Dozers Models with Hydrostatic Transmissions

John Deere is adding four models to the K-Series crawler dozer line, providing contractors an emissions-certified machine that affords higher productivity, increased uptime and lower daily operating costs in earth moving and grading applications. The 550K, 650K, 700K and 750K crawler dozers build off the popular and successful 850K that launched in 2011.

“We’re excited to add four efficient and productive crawler dozer models to the John Deere line-up,”

said Jon Gilbeck, global product marketing manager for crawler dozers, John Deere Construction & Forestry.

“Our customers wanted an IT4 engine, a quieter and more comfortable cab and the unsurpassed operating ease and maneuverability they have come to expect from John Deere. With the success of the 850K, we only thought it was logical to expand the K-Series’ offerings.”

A John Deere PowerTech 6.8-L (700K, 750K) or 4.5L (550K, 650K) IT4 diesel engine provides an increase in horsepower from the previous J-Series, along with increases in overall tractor weight, resulting in more productive machines. The horsepower ranges include: 85 hp (550K), 101 hp (650K), 125 hp (700K), and 155-165 hp (750K) at 1,800 RPM.


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