News Releases   October 10, 2019

John Deere Introduces New Mechanical Angle Blade for 950K, 1050K Crawler Dozers

Moline, Ill. (October 10, 2019) — Developed based on customer feedback, John Deere now manufactures the mechanical angle blade for the 950K and 1050K crawler dozers. The John Deere-designed mechanical angle blade can be manually angled side to side, making it ideal for a variety of jobs, including backfilling, rough grading and general earthmoving.

“The new mechanical angle blades were designed based on feedback from contractors in the pipeline industry,” said Nathan Horstman, product marketing manager, crawler dozers, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Understanding the crippling impact downtime can have, we designed the John Deere mechanical blade to be stronger and more durable. From performance improvements to features that provide better serviceability, our customers can be confident when running a machine equipped with the new blade option.”

The productivity-boosting three-position adjustable blade can be configured using the provided pin points on the push beams. Redesigned with an improved blade profile, the new mechanical angle blade provides better shedding of material and reduces the likelihood of blade plugging. The blade width and height have been optimized for the best performance on the Deere dozers.

The approach angle on the 950K and 1050K blades has been increased 29 percent versus the previous offering. Additionally, changes to the hydraulic hose routing to the blade offer better protection against damage. The blade weight was reduced and reinvested in the C-frame, resulting in better overall weight distribution for a more balanced machine and improved durability.

The Deere-designed mechanical angle blade features industry-exclusive bushed angle pins. The angle pins are hardened and, when coupled with the heavy-duty hardened bushings in the C-frame, provide better long-term serviceability.

To learn more about the new mechanical angle blade, as well as the John Deere 950K and 1050K crawler dozers, visit www.JohnDeere.com or contact your local dealer.

About Deere & Company

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.

For further information, the news media should contact:

Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division
P.O. Box 8806
Moline, IL 61266-8806

Amy Jones, imre
Phone: 410-821-8220
E-mail: amyj@imre.com