John Deere 950K and 1050K crawlers dozers have updated undercarriage and blades.
The suspended double-bogie track frame on the 1050K has a second layer of bogies, new isolators, and refined geometry.
Both the John Deere 950K and 1050K bulldozers can be fitted with an optional Extended Life undercarriage that features the John Deere-exclusive SC-2-coated track chain bushings. Produced using a proprietary coating that forms a hard shell, the SC-2-coated bushings deliver up to twice the wear life of standard bushings, according to the company.
The 1050K Semi-U blade has a new profile that delivers several benefits, including increased capacity with improved roll performance and standard cast end bits. As a result, the Semi-U blade reduces material plugging and carries more dirt where it needs to go with every pass.
Other updates include a 950K stockpiling configuration addition and exterior hose upgrades. Intended for coal handling and wood chip applications, the new factory stockpiling configuration for the 950K provides specialized sheet metal guarding to increase protection from material spilling over the blade and falling through the horizontal hood perforations and grille. This configuration also includes a special high-debris cooling package. Finally, the exterior hoses on both machines have been upgraded, offering improved flexibility and extended durability in cold-weather environments.