Designed to address the needs of the modern operator, John Deere’s new 700L and 750L dozers feature improvements to productivity, reliability and operator comfort.
Inspired by customer feedback, the dozers include an all-new operator station, increased power levels, low-effort electrohydraulic (EH) controls and a suite of factory grade control solutions.
“When developing the 700L and 750L, we leveraged feedback from contractors around the world. These next generation dozers are the most productive, reliable and easiest to operate yet,” said Nathan Horstman, product marketing manager for crawlers at John Deere Construction and Forestry.
“These new models merge power and technology to deliver an easy-to-use, comfortable dozer that is built to run all day.”
According to Deere, both dozers boast more power than any other machine in their respective size class.
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The 700L and 750L deliver more power than the previous K-Series models, boasting 135 hp and 175 hp respectively.
The new crawler dozers are equipped with a six-cylinder, 6.8-litre John Deere engine.
As well, the 750L operating weight is increased by 340 kg, to deliver more tractive effort and better balance to improve machine performance.
The dozers are also available with new, wider blade options, including a 4 metre option, the widest blade offered in the 750-size class. Integrated spill sheets on the 700L dozer further increases blade capacity.
The 700L and 750L’s redesigned cab
The new operator station is a ground-up redesign with a focus on visibility and operator comfort. The cab features 15 per cent more space and 14 per cent larger door openings for easier access. The new design also provides better visibility to the blade.
To reduce operator fatigue, the dozers include standard ergonomically-designed EH controls for effortless grade control installation in the field. Other comfort-boosting machine options include a premium heated and ventilated seat, rear camera and automatic temperature control.
A new, 18-cm colour monitor can interchange to show grade control information as well. Operator comfort is further improved through lower cabin sound levels on both models, including a 50 per cent reduction in noise on the 700L versus its K-Series predecessor.
Both the 700L and 750L dozers are available with a new factory-installed slope control offering. Slope control makes grading easy by automatically maintaining the blade angle without the need for an external laser or GPS reference.
This enables novice operators to be more accurate and veteran operators to hold grade with less effort. The slope control machines are also SmartGrade-ready, creating an easy upgrade path to a full 3D mastless system in the field.
To increase uptime, these next generation dozers have improved hydraulic hose and electrical harness routings to reduce the possibility of rub points.
Additionally, hydraulic and hydrostatic oil change intervals are extended to 4,000 hours, reducing operating cost.