John Deere Launches 900 K-Series Feller Bunchers
MOLINE, Illinois (April 9, 2010) — The John Deere 900 K-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers pack plenty of power. The largest, the 953K and the 959K, come with an industry-first 330-hp engine standard, while the smaller 903K and 909K have dual power options at 300 hp and 330 hp, respectively.
The 900s feature a larger displacement Tier 3 PowerTech Plus™ 9.0L engine that delivers the power needed to get the job done, with the lowest daily fuel cost in the industry and a 295-gallon fuel tank that lets you get more done between fill-ups.
“The word in the woods is the 900 K-Series Feller Bunchers have noticeably superior hydraulic multi-functioning, including swing torque, boom performance and tracking, and a power management system that makes sure no power is wasted,” said Elliott Little, Product Marketing Manager, Tracked Harvesters and Tracked Feller Bunchers.
“These machines are packed with customer-driven features and are sure to provide superior uptime and productivity while lowering daily operating costs.”
Designed with a quick-recovery saw that never slows down, best-in-class felling head accumulation that picks up more trees at once and high-tractive effort-to-weight ratio with low ground pressure for smooth operation, the 900 K-Series makes the most of an operator’s time.
The K-Series’ best-in-class leveling system keeps the upper frame level, even when the tracks are climbing or tilting on tough slopes.
Cab enhancements include better visibility, a powerful HVAC system, brighter cab interior lighting, more in-cab storage behind the operator seat, more power ports and cup-holders, a sealed switch module, with keyless start, auto-idle, hydraulic enable, engine throttle and saw enable, to name a few module functions, and a deluxe air-ride seat option.
To aid visibility from all angles, the exterior lighting has been improved and includes enhanced adjustability for both work and drive line of site, and the front window bars have been repositioned so they are now vertical.
For operator comfort, the redesigned HVAC system heats, cools and defrosts quickly, has strategically positioned fifteen ventilation louvers and an optional rear window sunshade to keep out the heat and glare while maintaining best-in-class visibility.
The new stereo interface includes AM/FM/CD/AUX radio functionality, factory-wired two- and three-pin connections for additional accessory installation and three 12-volt power ports.
The optional air-ride seat reduces operator fatigue with superior cushioning and fully adjustable armrests and backrest, and it comes with either a lap belt or four-point shoulder harness.
The 903, 909, 953 and 959 models will change from the J- to K-Series. The 853J is replaced by the 903K with optional 8.0-inch pitch undercarriage.