John Deere launches 950K production dozer
First published onCONEXPO-CON/AGG
Deere's 950K features dual-path hydrostatic drive
John Deere’s Construction and Forestry division has launched the 950K, the second production-class dozer to be designed and manufactured at the firm’s Iowa facility. Unveiled at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG show, the 950K is powered by a 198kW Tier 4 Final John Deere engine that drives through a dual-path hydrostatic powertrain, delivering a claimed 15% power to the ground improvement compared to a conventional torque converter transmission.
Available in standard and low-ground pressure configurations, the machine has electro-hydraulic controls and is grade-control ready. The dozer can work with plug and play systems from Trimble, Topcon and Leica. Later this year the machine will also be offered with integration for Topcon’s 3D-MC2 grade control system installed at the factory.
A hydraulic power-pitch option allows the operator to control blade pitch from the cab and a six-way power angle tilt (PAT) blade will be offered later in the year for maximum grading performance.