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Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by plowingkid35, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. plowingkid35

    plowingkid35 Senior Member
    Messages: 255

  2. plowingkid35

    plowingkid35 Senior Member
    Messages: 255


    I HATE RUST Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 127

    Doesn't seem to be much of anything but expensive payup
    plus there is no way to pile snow :dizzy:
  4. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    agreed, that is a lot of scratch to have only pushing capabilities. No loader, no PTO. As far as the dozer market goes (which I'm not overly familiar with), but I would say its going to be hard pressed to really overtake or change the market in any way.
  5. skimastr105

    skimastr105 Member
    Messages: 35

    Those are way more productive on large jobs. They can finish grade at like 6-8 mph. A regular dozer is lucky to accomplish that at 2-3 mph. Think of the time and labor savings on projects such as road construction.
  6. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    They've actually been out for a few years now.Their primary use is for pulling pans[scrapers] in massive cut and fill operations.They're proving themselves as being much more productive because of their high speed and cheaper to operate over their steel track cousins.
  7. plowingkid35

    plowingkid35 Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I just stumbled upon it one day while surfing the web and thought it was a nice looking machine, didnt know that they were not all that new
  8. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Unless you make a sh!tload with snow removal, I dont see the real point. Most of us wouldnt have a use for it during the rest of the year
  9. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    I think it was 2008--Here's some bathroom reading:

    764 High-Speed Dozer Unveiled at ConExpo

    Grade twice as quickly with the new 764 Dozer
    The John Deere 764 High-Speed Dozer is a rubber-tracked unit that 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 will also have the ability to travel 29km/h (18 mph) across a jobsite without damaging pavement.

    "The 764 HSD has the potential to revolutionize site preparation and road building with its speed alone," said Dan Drescher, Deere's product marketing manager for crawler dozers and crawler loaders.
    "Combining the rubber tracks with the speed dramatically expands travel possibilities around the jobsite, meaning less trailer hauling and no need for contractors to lay out mats just to cross pavement," Drescher said. "Its mobility and also its manoeuvrability, thanks to articulated steering, are unprecedented for a dozer."

    The 764 HSD weighs in at 14,400 kilograms (32,000 pounds). and is powered by a Tier III John Deere PowerTech 6.8-litre engine rated at 150 kW (200 hp).

    "The hydrostatic drive train is very efficient in delivering power to the ground on the 764," Drescher explained. "The machine's rubber track and drive system ensures there's much lower rolling resistance than with a conventional steel track system so operators can work and travel at much higher speeds."
    Sixty-one-centimetre (24-inch) wide tracks provide 3.22 square metres (4,989 square inches) of track-on-the-ground.

    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.

    Speed can be infinitely controlled from zero to 29 km/h (zero to 18 mph), with four ranges available at the touch of a button. Finish grading can be achieved at speeds around twice that of a comparably sized dozer. "The finish grading speed lets operators do precise work faster," Drescher said. "That means higher production and more profits."

    An articulation joint gives dozer operators the ultimate in manoeuvrability, vital when grading around pavement and helpful when navigating side slopes. While turning, the shorter tracks are swept over less ground than longer tracks.

    The fore-mounted operator's station is close to the 3.66-metre (12-foot), six-way dozer blade and moves with it as the unit turns. This gives the operator a full, panoramic view of the blade at all times and the ultimate in close-quarters control.

    "With the 764’s cab position, ample glass, and the fact that the blade is directly in front of you at all times, you get the most complete blade view in the industry," Drescher said.
    The 764 HSD is available with Deere’s "plug-and-play" Integrated Grade Control, meaning the dozer arrives from the factory prewired and ready to add the operator’s favourite laser/GPS system. A rear hitch and two hydraulic circuits allow the dozer to pull implements like scrapers, discs, box blades, and compactors, increasing its versatility.

    Like all John Deere crawlers, the 764 HSD features familiar controls. Two right-hand levers handle blade functions, while the left controls perform steering and FNR/ speed change duties.
    While the 764 HSD is an entirely new machine form, it was developed with reliable, rugged components from other Deere-engineered products with years of experience on the job. The powertrain, hydraulics, blade, and C-frame are from John Deere crawlers, while the cab, engine, controls, and articulation joint come from Deere 4WD loaders.

    The 764's undercarriage has been designed as a complete unit for maximum life and performance. It excels in soft conditions due to its flotation and provides a smooth ride at higher speeds to produce a high-quality grade. Unlike long steel tracks, there are no track segments to make the blade bounce.
    A combination of friction and positive contact ensure the rubber tracks deliver long life. Track tensioning systems also work to extend life. All four tracks are independently suspended and can walk smoothly over un-even or bumpy surfaces.

    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.

    "When a machine is easy to service, operators don't mind performing daily maintenance and that leads to fewer repairs down the line, more time in the cab and lower daily operating costs," Drescher said. "John Deere makes serviceability a win-win situation.”

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  10. plowingkid35

    plowingkid35 Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    ^^^^^hahaha thanks for all the info, i never plan on buying one but just thought they were eye catching
  11. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Hey,you never know when you might need to ''take care'' of a non-paying client in the middle of the night and be quiet about it with those rubber tracks.18MPH also.:) Quick getaway.
  12. plowingkid35

    plowingkid35 Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    Good point, will need to take into consideration :laughing:
  13. snopushin ford

    snopushin ford Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 194

    I don't see much of s purpose for that machine, that weight and rubber tracks limits its use to processed material. And it will never take the place of a grader. I currently operater a cat 140M and i just do not see the point of that machine. Between the cost, only being used on processed material, and still needing a grader to fine grade I am not sure of the purposer. Cool machine tho
  14. jayman3

    jayman3 Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    They are a very nice machine and i bet they can save on labour and time costs but the only way to do that is if the operator can keep up with the machine,it is only as fast as the operator can use it.