The new 605K Crawler Loader from John Deere was designed and built using significant customer input, to provide contractors a machine that helps increase productivity, uptime and lower daily operating costs. Assembled in Dubuque, Iowa, the latest addition to the K-Series line builds on the highly successful 755K and the recent introduction of the 655K.
“On today’s jobsite, crawler loaders continue to be the most versatile tool for moving materials, digging, backfilling, landscaping and loading trucks,” said Jon Gilbeck, global product marketing manager for crawler loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “The 605K provides the right balance of horsepower, bucket capacity, and breakout force for maximum productivity in the right-sized package, while lowering contractor input costs per yards of material moved.”
The 605K features a John Deere PowerTech™ 4.5-L IT4/Stage IIIB diesel engine that delivers a productive combination of power and torque. The new model boasts a net horsepower of 110 hp at 2,200 RPM.
A key feature of the 605K is the hydrostatic transmission, a feature John Deere first pioneered in crawler dozers in North America in 1976. These transmissions provide customers infinite speed control, power management, live power turns, counter rotation while staying in gear, and dynamic braking. Designed with customer input, the transmission controls allow operators to pick between the V-pattern or joystick transmission control option to get work done. In addition, Total Machine Control allows customized machine response that can be tailored to meet the needs of individual operators.