The new 655K Crawler Loader from John Deere was designed and built using significant customer input, to provide contractors a machine that helps increase productivity and uptime and lower daily operating costs. The latest addition to the K-Series line builds on the highly successful 755K crawler loader. The 655K features a John Deere PowerTech 6.8-L IT4/Stage IIIB diesel engine that delivers a productive combination of power and torque. The new model boasts a net horsepower of 145 hp at 1,800 rpm. Customers can choose between two-bucket options: a general-purpose bucket or a 4-in-1 multi-purpose bucket with lifetime lubricated bucket pivot pins to increase uptime by eliminating periodic service. In addition, a rear ripper design helps turn materials on the jobsite. The 655K also features a sealed switch model (SSM) with keyless start and the ability to enable exclusive features such as turbocharger cool-down and auto shutdown. A touchpad security system requires a numeric pass code to prevent unauthorized operation.
John Deere, www.johndeere.com