Equipment Roundup: Deere intros 655K, 755K crawler loaders; K-Tec Tricerabox a low-cost dozer alternative; Chevy unveils new Silverado High Country HD; Ranger grabs midsize fuel crown; Load King intros new mechanics bodies

John Deere 655K crawler loader

Load King launches new Voyager Series mechanics bodies

Load King has introduced a new lineup of mechanics bodies designed for heavy equipment maintenance.

The new Voyager Series will consist of three models. The Voyager I, an Under-CDL model, the Voyager II, and the Voyager P propane service body.


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Ford’s new Ranger has best-in-class gas engine fuel economy

Ford has announced that its 2019 Ford Ranger is the most fuel-efficient gas-powered midsize pickup in the U.S.

The all-new Ranger earned EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined for 4×2 trucks. When configured as a 4×4, Ranger returns EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 20 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. This is the best-in-class EPA-estimated city fuel economy rating of any gasoline-powered four-wheel-drive midsize pickup and it is an unsurpassed EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating.


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K-Tec intros Tricerabox tractor box blade as a lower-cost dozer alternative

K-Tec Earthmover‘s Tricerabox is a 14-foot-wide box blade that mounts to the 3-point hitch of a 500-horsepower-plus tractor.

The Tricerabox has three functions: a leveling box that pulls material forward, ripper teeth that sink down into the soil, and blade backwards for pushing dozing material.


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Chevy unveils 2020 Silverado HD High Country, details new trim levels

Following the unveiling of the all-new design of the 2020 Silverado HD, Chevrolet has announced that the next generation of 2500 and 3500 trucks will be available with five trim levels:

  • Work Truck
  • Custom
  • LT
  • LTZ
  • High Country

Chevy says that each trim level features its own distinct design, with varying features and technology. Depending on the trim you select, you’ll be getting one of a few different grilles, a mix of black, body color, chrome, or the two-tone metallic trim that will be exclusive to High Country models.


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Deere boosts power on 655K, 755K crawler loaders

In upgrading its 655K and 755K crawler loaders, John Deere added a Tier 4 Final engine that boosts horsepower for the two K-Series models.

The 655K jumps from 145 to 155 horsepower, while the 755K increases from 190 to 194 horsepower. The company says the crawler loaders, with a John Deere PVS 6.8-liter engine, will increase productivity and uptime and lower operating costs.

The engine’s standard Eco mode is designed to reduce fuel consumption by 20 percent without a loss of productivity. It automatically adjusts engine speed and transmission settings to the load and works in both forward and reverse.


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