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John Deere Adds Heavy-Duty Undercarriage Option to 753JH Tracked Harvester

Longer, heavier undercarriage improves stability to boost productivity

MOLINE, Illinois (July 2, 2012) — John Deere is offering loggers a new way to boost productivity with the introduction of the optional U7 heavy-duty undercarriage for its 753JH Tracked Harvester. By providing increased tractive effort and stability in rugged terrain, this new option adds to the 753JH's ability to get more work done quickly.


"At the forefront of all loggers' minds is continually finding new ways to be more productive," said Neil Harber, product marketing manager, John Deere Tracked Harvesters. "In the Northeast especially, that often means working more efficiently in hilly, rocky terrain. This longer, tougher undercarriage is designed to meet that challenge."


The U7 heavy-duty undercarriage is 11 inches longer and 5,000 pounds heavier than the 753JH's standard undercarriage, which creates a larger footprint that further enhances stability for climbing or cutting in rugged terrain. In addition, the U7 undercarriage delivers 13% more tractive effort than the standard U6 undercarriage.


This enhancement allows the harvester to work more quickly because it can reach farther without repositioning, which enables the operator to cut more from one position. The larger, heavier undercarriage also features larger components for increased durability. And service access to the rollers is easier, based on a new design that places them closer to the ends rather than the center of the undercarriage.


With their large cutting swaths, advanced hydraulic systems and cabs designed for maximum operator productivity, John Deere's compact J-Series Tracked Harvesters are ideal choices for tight or steep-sloped logging. These new options enhance J-Series benefits to maximize logger productivity.


Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.

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