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OCT 2016

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34 • ROCK products • October 2016 www.rockproducts.com EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY LOADING & HAULING John Deere is building on its lineup of SmartGrade crawler dozers with the integration of the machine control offering on the 750K and 850K models. Adding SmartGrade avail- ability on these larger machines will improve job site accu- racy and quality of work through the complete integration of the Topcon 3D-MC 2 Grade Control System. The system is fully incorporated into the machine cabin, structures and software – delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable external masts and cables. "The launch of our 700K SmartGrade dozer was a huge hit earlier this year, and many of our customers asked for the grade control technology to be integrated into our larger of- ferings," said Liz Quinn, product marketing manager, John Deere WorkSight. "The 750K and 850K SmartGrade dozers answer that call. They're easy to set up and are highly pro- ductive earthmoving and grading machines intended for road building, site development and residential building ap- plications. Like the 700K SmartGrade dozer, these models are purpose-built and ready to work the moment they roll off the dealer lot." The 750K and 850K incorporate a PowerTech 6.8-L Final Tier 4 diesel engine with 165 hp and 205 hp, respectively. Both models feature Eco mode, which automatically ad- justs engine power and transmission settings based on load while maintaining ground speed, to help optimize fuel economy. Since SmartGrade is integrated into the machines, it re- moves the need to install blade-mounted sensors and com- ponents daily, reducing setup time and allowing operators to get to work. Eliminating external cables to the masts reduces breakage, and the removal of the masts from the blade eliminates vulnerability to damage and theft. John Deere, www.JohnDeere.com, 844-809-1508 •  Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) and other after treatment components are designed in conjunc- tion with the engine for efficiency and long life. •  The new SCR system reduces NOx emissions and is designed to last the life of the engine. •  More than 98 percent of the KDPF regeneration is performed passively, with no action required of the opera- tor and no interference with machine operation. •  Proven, fourth-generation hydrostatic drivetrain with variable traction con- trol and S-mode provides excellent traction control to reduce wheel slip. S-mode is ideal for snowy, icy or slip- pery conditions. • Creep mode in first gear is easily con- trolled via a knob on the RH console. This mode allows the operator to dial in travel speed from one to eight miles an hour. Komatsu America Corp., www.komat- suamerica.com, 847-437-5800 John Deere Integrates SmartGrade Technology Into Dozer Models

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