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    Operate in comfort
    Inside the cab of a 953M Inside the cab of a 953M
    Floor-to-ceiling front window Floor-to-ceiling front window

    Operating for long hours is common. As the day goes on, maintaining consistent productivity is important. One factor in keeping high, consistent productivity is a comfortable operating environment. The M-series boasts greatly increased window area for better visibility and more cab space over prior models. Low-effort electrohydraulic (EH) controls allow you to customize the button and lever layout to your preference and save your settings when switching between operators. 


    • Large and spacious operator station designed with operator input 
    • Ergonomic controls and increased cab volume over prior models  
    • Floor-to-ceiling front window, large side windows, skylight, and optional floor window (standard on leveling machines) significantly expands operator visibility 
    • Optional heated and ventilated seat  
    Gain valuable insights with Precision Forestry solutions
    Mobile device using JDLink™ Mobile device using JDLink™
    TimberMatic™ Maps monitor displaying live production data TimberMatic™ Maps monitor displaying live production data
    Machine Health Monitoring Center Machine Health Monitoring Center

    Now included in base machine, the JDLink telematic system provides the foundation for John Deere’s Precision Forestry solutions. These systems help optimize your machine, your uptime, and your jobsites, which ultimately lead to improved production efficiency.

    • JDLink connectivity enables you to view several parameters of your machine, including its location, fuel level, average fuel burn rate, idle time, machine utilization, and much more
    • When enabled, John Deere Connected Support™ allows the dealer to provide remote diagnostics, rapid service response with the right part in hand, and parts availability; all to maximize machine uptime
    • John Deere’s centralized Machine Health Monitoring Center analyzes data from thousands of connected machines, identifies trends, and develops recommended actions to help prevent downtime
    • TimberMatic Maps gives enhanced visibility to the jobsite, which streamlines communication and increases efficiency
    • TimberManager™ provides remote visibility to your operation from any device, allowing you to make smart business decisions based on real-time production data
    Serviceability within easy reach
    An operator servicing a 959M An operator servicing a 959M
    959M with the cooler door open 959M with the cooler door open
    959M with the enclosure opened 959M with the enclosure opened

    Easy access to service components helps operators perform daily checks and any scheduled maintenance, which helps minimize unplanned downtime and costly repairs down the road. The 900M-series tracked machines feature a fully opened enclosure and service doors for excellent access to all scheduled maintenance areas.

    • Smart debris management designed to keep your workspace free and clear
    • Variable-speed reversing fan helps minimize debris build-up in the cooling package
    • Swing-out doors provide wide-open access to the cooling package
    • Optional vacuum pump for convenient servicing of hydraulic components
    • Grease banks for servicing hard-to-reach joints
    • Large fuel tank extends intervals between fill-ups
    • Remote diagnostics and machine monitoring with JDLink™
    • Available side walkways provide direct access to the enclosure from the operator station*

    *Side walkways are optional features on 903M, 953M, and 953MH models


    Sure-footed stability
    U7 undercarriage U7 undercarriage

    The M-series undercarriage is purpose built to handle severe forestry applications while maintaining maneuverability, especially in thinning operations. The track frames are shaped to deflect debris while also providing strength and stability.

    • Long, wide undercarriage provides solid balance to maximize stability
    • Exceptional tractive effort for negotiating difficult or steep terrain, deep snow, and swamps
    • Optional closed-loop hydrostatic drive on 800M/MH models for increased multifunctioning performance
    • Various track pad widths and grouser types are offered to best suit the machine to its application
    • Optional tri-track helps prevent premature wear due to track twisting


    Maximize stability on steep slopes
    959ML working on a hillside  959ML working on a hillside

    The expansive leveling envelope tilts up to 26-degrees forward for excellent steep-slope operation. Combined with a long and wide undercarriage, the leveling system maximizes performance in challenging terrain.

    • Additional operator comfort when maneuvering on slopes
    • Common undercarriage between the 859M and 959M leveling machines
    • Maximizes boom and swing performance when working on slopes
    • Provides exceptional stability and continuous machine operation on extreme slopes
    Slope indicator
    Slope indicator on the primary display unit (PDU) Slope indicator on the primary display unit (PDU)

    An available option on all leveling M-series machines, the slope-monitoring system measures the actual ground-slope angle the machine is working on and displays it on the in-cab monitor, for more confident operation in tough steep-slope conditions and potentially greater overall efficiency.



    Engine Manufacturer
    John Deere
    Engine Model
    PowerTech Plus 6090PSS
    Displacement, ltr (Inches³)
    9 (549)
    Engine Output, kW (hp)
    246 (330)
    Engine Torque, Nm (lbf / ft)
    1527 (1126)
    Carrier Rollers - Each Side
    Track Rollers - Each Side
    Track Shoe Width, mm (inches)
    610 (24)
    Track Shoe Width - Option, mm (inches)
    711 (28)


    Transport Height, mm (ft/in)
    4030 (13 ft 3 in)
    Overall Width, mm (ft/in)
    3330 (10 ft 11 in)
    Overall Track Length, mm (ft/in)
    4900 (16 ft 1 in)
    Track Length On Ground, mm (ft/in)
    3810 (12 ft 6 in)
    Tailswing Radius, mm (ft/in)
    3180 (10 ft 5 in)
    Ground Clearance, mm (ft/in)
    770 (2 ft 6 in)
    Width Over Tracks, mm (ft/in)
    3330 (10 ft 11 in)
    Track gauge, mm (ft/in)
    2720 (8 ft 11 in)
    Horizontal Reach, m (ft/in)
    11 (36 ft 1 in)


    Fuel Tank, ltr (gallons (US))
    1080 (285)


    Ground Bearing Pressure, kPa (PSI)
    75.5 (11)
    Slew Torque, kNm (lbf / ft)
    110.17 (81257)
    Travel Speed, kph (mph)
    3.6 (2.2)
    Lift capacity at max reach, kg (lbs)
    4360 (9610)
    Pump Type
    Variable Axial Piston
    Pump Flow, lt/min (gallons (US) / min)
    532 (141)


    Operating Weight, kg (lbs)
    39360 (86790)

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