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CAT 963 VS Deere 755

Discussion in 'Track Loaders' started by roysbigtoys, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. roysbigtoys

    roysbigtoys Active Member

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    I would appreciate anyone's opinion that has run these machines. I am looking to buy my first track loader. I have ran a few 963B's and a 963C ( and that is probably what I will buy ), but have not tried out a Deere 755. What are the pro's and con's of each machine? Which one is the least expensive to own?
     
  2. DMiller

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    Deere is as expensive to repair and a taste harder to find parts for the older units. Deere does not hold its value as well as a Cat, and as I have run both a 953B and a 755 trying them out would rather be on the Cat.
     
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    Everything before the 755K was built by Liebherr and with the partnership mostly, if not completely, dead parts might become an adventure.
     
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    Original 755 and 755B, 655B and 855, 855B models were Deere designed and built. I think the liebherr machines may have started with the C models. I did a lot of welding on my former neighbors 755 used for demolition.
     
  5. DMiller

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    Problem lays with the drive pump/motor components, was explained by a local shop those too had Liebherr origins on the older machines for a long way back.
     
  6. roysbigtoys

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    Thanks for all of the info. I really like the looks of the 755D & K, but do not like the fact that they are probably not as good as the 963. A Deere salesman was telling me yesterday that somewhere back that the K's are now built in Iowa and are a all Deere machine. Does anyone know what year Deere starting building there own machines and what do you think of them since then?
     
  7. DMiller

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    I suspect 'Assembled' in Iowa, no doubt the hydro components are from overseas. Have not the pleasure nor pain of working a Deere recently beyond an old 555G.
     
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    Deere probably has Danfoss pump/motors which are easier to get parts for than Cat. Old Deere herr had Linde, which are top units.... assuming they aren't ran dry or overheated
     
  9. hvy 1ton

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    All K loaders are designed/built by Deere starting with the 605K in 2011ish, larger machines maybe 2014. There are a couple 755K's around here. I don't know anything other than they haven't been traded off for 963's.
     
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  10. SVTSHELBYGT500

    SVTSHELBYGT500 Well-Known Member

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    Local cat dealer delivered a new 953 d . This about 2 years ago . Used it for few days and liked it alot . My local Deere dealer took me to coal valley , Deere demo area . Run a 655k for 3 hours was Soo impressed the I ordered a new 655k and love it ! They are built in Iowa ! Unlike a lot of cat stuff . I know these aren't 963 & 755 but all built on same lines
     
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    Now you have me wondering what I am missing if I don't try out a 755K. What was it that was impressive? Please give me the good and the bad of your 665K. Like you said I think the 655K and the 755K would be similar.
     
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    When I compared cats model was 953d . They used a single tank for hyd system and travel system . If you have a component failure u got a real problem . 655k uses 2 separate systems . Cat has had failure . Drive components for 655 k is sized same as 750k dozer . 755 k sized as 855k dozer . These components are pretty much bullet proof . Check it out . For the amount of money your going to spend I would demo both !
     
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    Well I could not find a 755K any where near me to try out and ended up buying a 2006 model 963C with 8700 hrs. I haven't got to use it much with periods of rain for the last 2 weeks. So far I am real happy with it. Maybe when it comes time to up grade there will be a 755 in the area to try out.
    Thanks for all the input from everyone,
    Happy Easter
     
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    Saw a new 953K the other day, ugly little machine. All the tins had been restyled, looks more like a Komatsu than a Cat. Asked the hauler about it, he had nothing good to say beyond the controls were easy to use.