The 953K is powered by a 132 kW Cat C7.1 ACERT engine that meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards. An Eco Mode automatically reduces engine speed, but maintains selected ground speed when the machine is under light load. The more efficient engine and the Eco Mode combine to deliver up to 22 percent better fuel economy.

An optional high capacity Performance Series bucket moves up to 10 percent more material per hour. For added versatility, an optional Fusion Quick Coupler allows easy use of work tools such as buckets and forks from wheel loaders and other Fusion compatible machines. Purpose-built Waste and Ship Hold arrangements equip the machine for optimal performance in special applications.

A new power train management system ensures smoother implement and steering performance, and power is delivered to the ground more efficiently, for fast acceleration and shorter cycle times. Load-sensing hydraulics and position-sensing cylinders add to the machine’s precision and response.

Selectable electro-hydraulic mapping allows adjusting implement response to fine, normal, or coarse settings to match operator preferences and to tailor the machine to individual applications. In addition, the wide selection of transmission gear ranges, six forward and six reverse, allow further adjustment of the machine to the application.

The updated cab provides refined operator comforts, such as a suspension seat, adjustable armrests and controls, and a more efficient air conditioning system.

Engine noise is reduced compared to the 953D, resulting in a quieter environment both for the operator and for bystanders. Safety is enhanced as well, with added handles and steps that assist with cab ingress/egress, from either the front or the back of the tracks.

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