Features & Specs
  • 6.8L Tier 2 PowerTech engine
  • Inboard, heavy-duty planetary final drives
  • Hydraulic locking, operated on the go differentials
  • 30 degree stop to stop front axle oscillation
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Horsepower 129
Fuel Tank Capacity 41 gal.
Fuel Consumption 1.8-3.4 gal
Line Pull 38,520 lb
Weight 22,780 lbs
Width 8 ft. 2 in.
Length 20 ft 9 in
Height 9 ft 10 in

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Manufacture and Model John Deere PowerTech 6068T
Non-Road Emission Standards EPA Tier 2
Gross Power @ 2,200 rpm 129 hp (96 kW)
Displacement 414 cu. in. (6.8 L)

Number of Gears

Maximum Travel Speed

11.57 mph (18.6 km/h)
8.72 mph (14.0 km/h)

Fuel Tank 41 gal. (155.2 L)
Hydraulic Reservoir 8 gal. (30.3 L)

Operating Weight    
with Standard Equipment 22,780 lb. (10 333 kg)

Overall Dimensions  
A) Overall Height 9 ft.  10 in. (3008 mm)
B) Overall Width 8 ft. 2 in. (2489 mm)
C) Maximum Blade Lift Above Ground 47.4 in. (1204 mm)
D) Maximum Blade Dig Below Ground 11.6 in. (295 mm)
E) Dozer Blade Width 7 ft. 2 in. (2184 mm)
F) Front Axle to Front of Machine 4 ft. 11 in. (1507 mm)
G) Front Axle to Blade Cutting-Edge Arc 6 ft. 11 in. (2112 mm)
H) Front Axle to Articulation Joint 5 in. 2 in. (1575 mm)
I) Wheelbase 9 ft. 7 in. (2920 mm)
J) Ground Clearance 19.4 in. (493 mm)
K) Overall Length 20 ft. 9 in. (6330 mm)

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