Midwestern Manufacturing Company has begun production of its newly designed sideboom attachment for the new John Deere 1050J model crawler tractor. The new pipelayer has a maximum lift capacity of 140,000 lbs. (63,503 kg) and was developed by Midwestern’s engineering group working closely with John Deere Construction Division engineers and senior representatives.
The new Midwestern sideboom attachment for the John Deere 1050J follows last year’s design for the 1050C model, which was field-tested on a 36 in. (91 cm) job last year by a major U.S. mainline contractor.
The John Deere tractor with the Midwestern sideboom attachment has produced a pipelayer that has received high praise for its overall balance, visibility and single lever joystick controls, according to the manufacturer.
The new 1050J model as well as the Midwestern sideboom pipelayer attachments on the 750J and 850J model tractors are now available through the John Deere Construction Division Dealer network.
Midwestern is based in Tulsa, Okla., and for more than 50 years has engineered and manufactured specialized pipeline construction equipment.