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D6N or D6K

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by MattR, Nov 26, 2021.

  1. MattR

    MattR Well-Known Member

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    Any pros and cons to which choice to make? Thinking of replacing my d6c and d7e with just one newer unit. We do general excavation and road building. I do want something with a 6 way blade. I'm sure many of you have owned and operated both. I've been on neither. Thanks
     
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    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    You're going to want at least a 6N. A 6K is not as much machine as your 6C.

    Not to cause a commotion, but a Komatsu D61 might be a better fit to replace what you have now.
     
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    nicky 68a Senior Member

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    Personally,I’ve allways been a D6N fan and they’ve earned me a few coins over the years with their reliability and resale value.I don’t like the look of the D6K,but I hired one in for a job years ago and really liked it.It controlled and handled very well.
    As for Komatsu,they have allways made an excellent tractor in my opinion,dare I say they have had the upper hand on Cat in many respects,but……parts pricing,availability and resake value have allways steered me away from them here in the UK.
     
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    nicky 68a Senior Member

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    Wouldn’t want to cause a Komatsu commotion Shimmy
     
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    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    No worries. I only suggested a 61 because I think it would be more the kind of machine MattR is used to. Absolutely nothing wrong with a 6N, but a D61 will have a bit more lead in it's pencil, and I'd hate to hear MattR back here complaining about it.
     
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    nicky 68a Senior Member

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    Shimmy,I’m a big fan of Komatsu dozers,I just can’t admit it to myself.
     
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    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    The Kool-aid in construction can get just as potent as it can in agriculture. :D:D:D
     
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  8. MattR

    MattR Well-Known Member

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    That's a good one!
     
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    MattR Well-Known Member

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    No, I appreciate hearing about all the different manufacturers. Of course including John Deere. I have a 550 g already also and it's a really good machine
     
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    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    Well, well, well. You already have a finish dozer, so you really have no need for a 6K unless you are only looking for a finish machine. Based on that info, and what you have currently, if you are thinking at all about more production, a 6T or 65 is going to be where it's at.
     
  11. MattR

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    Thank you for the info fellows