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Customers, Deere Engineers Team Up to Launch 755K Crawler Loader

Wed August 10, 2011 - National Edition
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Built from the ground up by customer collaboration with Deere engineers, the new 755K crawler loader features productivity enhancements and a new ITIV-certified diesel engine to help contractors to get more work done with less noise and fewer emissions, according to the manufacturer.

Capitalizing on the loader design, track systems and comfortable cabs engineered for its dozers and K-Series loaders, the 755K is quiet, comfortable and easy to operate. Helping customers meet the latest local emissions regulations and bid specifications, it also has been updated with a John Deere ITIV-certified engine.

Dozens of customers worked closely with Deere product development on the 755K.

“Our customers spoke, and we listened,” said Dan Drescher, crawler product marketing manager of John Deere Construction & Forestry.

“The 755K incorporates several enhancements that not only increase productivity, but respond to individual operator preferences, such as the V-pattern or joystick transmission control option. There’s also a rear ripper design to help turn materials, a viscous-mounted cab for noise suppression and increased serviceability to make daily maintenance easier.”

Many of the contractors that collaborated with Deere on the 755K design also asked for a crawler loader built in the United States.

“General excavating and earthmoving contractors now have a North American-built crawler loader tailored to their needs that can easily tackle a wide variety of regional terrain conditions,” Drescher said.

The 755K crawler loader has powertrain and track system technology designed for Deere’s new 850K crawler dozer. Together with an ITIV-certified engine, the crawler loader reaches performance targets for hydraulic hp, lift capacity, drawbar pull and engine power boost.

“With 190 hp, the 755K also has a higher maximum hinge pin clearance than the competition, more dump clearance and more static tipping load capacity,” said Drescher. “The bottom-line result is greater productivity.”

The 755K also features a number of cab improvements to increase operator comfort. The viscous cab mounting reduces noise from vibration while double-laminated rear window glass and complete interior sound-dampening treatment significantly reduce noise levels.

Other cab conveniences include a sealed switch module with keyless start, security mode with auto shutdown and a diagnostic monitor that’s both easy to read and provides machine condition information at a glance.

“Not only is the 755K easy to operate, it’s also easy to service,” Drescher said. “We find that the easier a unit is to service on a daily basis, the more likely it is that the service will get done. That means more uptime, more productivity and more earning power for our customers.”

Among several easy maintenance features on the 755K is Deere’s NeverGrease pins in its loader bucket linkage, which eliminate time-consuming, messy greasing.

Service points also have been color-coded for easy identification, fluid sampling valves are now standard, and under the iron, operators will find hinged belly pans and improved access. Deere’s Quad-Cool system also features a tilt-out grille and fan for simplified core cleanout, while separate hydrostatic and hydraulic reservoirs prevent the possibility of oil cross-contamination.

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