News Releases   August 10, 2021

John Deere Announces
330-Horsepower Option
for 853M and 853MH Machines

Large image of 853M Tracked Feller Buncher.

Deere adds 330HP option for 853M and 853MH machines.

  • John Deere adds a 330-horsepower option for the 853M Tracked Feller Buncher and 853MH Tracked Harvester, equipped with the Dedicated Travel System.
  • The 10% increase in horsepower, combined with the optional Dedicated Travel System, allows for higher productivity and enhanced overall machine efficiency.
  • Other key features found on the 853M and 853MH machines include a comfortable operator station with excellent visibility, ergonomically designed controls, and the fatigue-reducing Rapid Cycle System (RCS).

MOLINE, Ill. (August 10, 2021) — Looking to meet the needs of the most demanding forestry applications, John Deere now offers a 330-horsepower option for the 853M Tracked Feller Buncher and the 853MH Tracked Harvester, equipped with the optional Dedicated Travel System feature. The combination of the travel and horsepower options on the 853M and 853MH machines enables John Deere to deliver enhanced performance in harsh conditions.

“We know that machine performance is critical for our customers, and we strive to find new solutions that further enhance operation, even when working in challenging conditions,” said Jim O’Halloran, product marketing manager, John Deere. “This new horsepower option on the 853M and 853MH further enhances the functionality of the Dedicated Travel System, ensuring our machinery always surpasses expectations. Now, operators will have the option to further improve overall productivity and efficiency on their job site.”

The Dedicated Travel System feature provides focused hydraulic functionality for the tracks, while providing independent hydraulic power and performance to the swing, boom, and attachment functions. This hydrostatic control of the travel function increases overall machine efficiency, especially during heavy multifunctioning. The additional horsepower is fully available for additional work, adding to the increased performance and productivity of the equipment.

The horsepower update further adds to the customer-driven features found on the M-Series and MH-Series machines. The operator station was designed by loggers, for loggers, with maximum comfort in mind. Floor-to-ceiling windows maximize visibility, and ergonomically designed controls further enhance the operator experience. The Rapid Cycle System allows for low-effort joystick control of all boom functions, considerably reducing operator fatigue and increasing productivity.

To learn more about the 853M Tracked Feller Buncher and 853MH Tracked Harvester, as well as the complete John Deere lineup of forestry equipment, visit or your local John Deere dealer.

About John Deere
Deere & Company ( is a world leader in providing advanced products, technology and services for customers whose work is revolutionizing agriculture and construction - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure.

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