The 605K Crawler Loader features a John Deere PowerTech 4.5L iT4/Stage IIIB diesel engine and boasts a net horsepower of 110 hp at 2,200 RPM.
A key feature of the 605K is the hydrostatic transmission, which provides customers infinite speed control, power management, live power turns, counter rotation while staying in gear, and dynamic braking. Designed with customer input, the transmission controls allow operators to pick between the V-pattern or joystick transmission control option to get work done. In addition, Total Machine Control allows customized machine response that can be tailored to meet the needs of individual operators.
Customers can choose between two-bucket options: a general-purpose bucket or a 4-in-1 multipurpose bucket with lifetime lubricated bucket pivot pins to increase uptime by eliminating periodic service. In addition, a rear ripper design helps turn materials on the jobsite.
John Deere’s exclusive Quad-Cool system isolates coolers from engine heat for increased efficiency and durability. A standard hydraulic-driven variable-speed suction fan runs only as needed, reducing noise, fuel consumption, and cooling component wear.
Inside the cab, operators will find increased comfort thanks to quieter operation, larger access doors, and a standard air suspension seat. A viscous cab mounting reduces noise from vibration while double-laminated rear window glass and complete interior sound-dampening treatment significantly reduce noise levels. The 605K also features a sealed switch model (SSM) with keyless start and the ability to enable exclusive features such as turbocharger cool-down and auto shutdown. A touchpad security system requires a numeric pass code to prevent unauthorized operation.
Onboard diagnostics include a standard display monitor that provides real time values for every temperature, pressure, and speed sensor on the machine. The crawler loader constantly monitors transmission temperature to avoid damage to the hydrostat system. If the transmission temperature is too cold or too hot, the associated light on the monitor will illuminate.