John Deere Purpose-Built Pipelayer-Ready Crawlers Give Customers New Options


The John Deere-designed and manufactured 1050K pipelayer-ready (PL) crawlers are now available for pipeline customers looking to get a lift on the competition. The 1050K pipelayer is available in two configurations for 170,000 pounds (PL170) and 220,000 pounds (PL220) of maximum lift capacity. “Our pipeline customers asked for a purpose-built John Deere pipelayer,” said Nathan Horstman, crawler product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “This was the ideal opportunity to design and manufacture two pipelayer configurations based on our largest crawler platform.” The 350 hp 1050K PL models boast a dual-path hydrostatic transmission that delivers more precise movement and…

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