John Deere Unveils New Machine Form
August 8, 2008
Deere unveils construction’s first new machine form in Decades, the 764 High-Speed Dozer
With anticipated start of sales in early 2009, the 764 High-Speed Dozer (HSD) is the first new machine form the construction industry has seen in decades. As a high-speed dozer, it will give operators the ability to do more in less time.
This innovative rubber-tracked dozer combines the speed of a grader with the flotation of a crawler dozer. As a result, operators can perform grading and moderate dozing at about double the speed of a similarly sized crawler. They’ll also have the ability to travel 18 mph across a job site without damaging pavement.
Built for Speed, Powered for Production
The 764 HSD weighs in at 32,000 lbs. and is powered by a Tier 3 John Deere PowerTech™ 6.8-L engine rated at 200 hp.
The entire powertrain system works together to distribute power to the tracks for maximum push while avoiding spin. When the machine articulates, the inside and outside track speeds automatically change to improve turning. The hydrostatic transmission also adjusts to deliver the maximum power and speed to the tracks under varying load conditions.
Serviceability Helps Lower Daily Costs
Like all John Deere machines, the 764 HSD is engineered for easy maintenance. Daily service points are grouped together for fast access. Lockable service doors provide wide-open access to sight gauges, filters and dipsticks.
There is a 500-hour service interval for hydraulic/transmission filter changes and 2,000 hours for transmission oil.
Deere’s Quad Cool™ system helps keep the cooling elements clean and is less susceptible to plugging. The standard reversing fan automatically ejects material at regular intervals, further minimizing clean out time.
The track sprockets are designed to automatically shed material. Ample room between the track and the roller frame allows for easy cleaning during extremely muddy applications.