The John Deere 950K Power Angle Tilt (PAT) Crawler Dozer is now officially available at dealers across North America.
The production-class crawler power angle tilt dozer is built for applications from mass excavation to fine grading.
“As power angle tilt blades have become increasingly popular on mid-size dozers, like the 850K, customers have inquired about adding the feature to a larger model. The 950K PAT answers their calls and gives customers the power to move large amounts of dirt with the versatility to do finish work,” said Nathan Horstman, crawler dozers product marketing manager for John Deere Construction & Forestry. “And weighing in at nearly 80,000 lbs. with a ripper, this is the largest PAT dozer in the industry. It will be a game changer for our earthmoving customers.”
The 950K PAT incorporates an EPA Final Tier 4 John Deere 9 litre engine with 280 hp. Contractors will quickly realize the hydrostatic powertrain will get about 15 per cent more power to the ground versus a conventional torque-converter powertrain.
The 8.6 cubic yard, six-way PAT blade gives operators the flexibility to place material where they want it using the blade angle feature. The PAT enhances job site productivity by tackling several tasks that might otherwise require multiple machines.
Equipped with standard electrohydraulic (EH) controls, the 950K PAT is grade-control ready. The addition of a grade-control system as easy as plugging in the components, calibrating and going to work. John Deere’s “open-architecture” design lets customers easily employ their favorite brand of grade-control system, including Topcon, Trimble or Leica.
In addition, like other John Deere K-Series dozers, the 950K PAT features Eco mode. This feature optimizes fuel economy while maintaining ground speed by automatically adjusting engine speed and transmission settings based on load. This has the potential to reduce fuel consumption up to 20 per cent.