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John Deere 550B Crawler Dozer
John Deere 555B Crawler Loader
Engine 550B: 276 ci, 4.5 L, turbocharged diesel, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4.19x5.00 inches, 106 x 127 mm, 86 hp, 64.1 kW, 16.8:1, 250 lb-ft, 339.0 Nm.
Engine: 555B: 276 ci, 4.5 L, 4.19x5.00 inches, 106 x 127 mm, 80 hp, 59.7 kW, 16.2:1, 230 lb-ft, 311.9 Nm.
550B - Years: 1985, 1986, 1987:
555B - Years 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980.
Publication number: TM1331
Manual Language: English
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If you own a John Deere 550B Crawler Dozer or a 555B Crawler Loader, our OEM manual and parts catalog in PDF format can help you maintain and fix your heavy equipment. Our downloadable guide contains all the necessary information to keep your machine running smoothly.
Engine specifications/tech specs:
• Engine type: 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled diesel
• Displacement: 4.5L
• Horsepower: 75hp (550B), 80hp (555B)
• Fuel system: Direct injection
• Starter: Electric
• Transmission: Powershift
• Number of speeds: 4 forward, 4 reverse
• Final drive: Planetary
• Steering: Power
• Blade width: 10-12 feet
• Operating weight: 16,000-18,000 pounds
• Track gauge: 60-72 inches
• Track length on ground: 77-91 inches
• Ground clearance: 13-16 inches
• Maximum drawbar pull: 22,100-24,000 pounds
• Loader bucket capacity: 1.5-2.25 cubic yards
• Dump clearance at full height: 8.9-9.6 feet
• Maximum reach at full height: 2.7-3.4 feet
• Breakout force: 16,200-20,000 pounds
Facts and details:
- The 550B and 555B were produced from 1985 to 1993.
- The 555B was known for its exceptional breakout force and impressive lifting capacity.
- Both machines were praised for their durability and reliability in tough working conditions.
- The 550B and 555B were popular among construction and mining companies for their versatility and power.
Maintenance Intervals, General Maintenance Tips, and Common Issues:
► Follow John Deere's recommended maintenance schedule for regular servicing, including oil and filter changes, hydraulic system inspections, and undercarriage maintenance.
► Keep the air filters clean and replace them at the specified intervals to ensure proper engine performance.
► Regularly inspect the tracks, sprockets, and rollers for wear and damage, and replace any worn components promptly.
► Check the hydraulic fluid levels and inspect the hoses and fittings for leaks or damage.
► Common issues may include hydraulic system leaks, undercarriage wear, and electrical system malfunctions. Prompt repairs and regular inspections can help address these issues.
Popular Tuning Tips or Modifications:
* Upgrading to heavy-duty tracks and undercarriage components can enhance the machine's durability and traction in challenging conditions.
* Installing LED work lights can improve visibility during nighttime or low-light operations.
* Adding auxiliary hydraulic ports can expand the machine's versatility and allow for the use of additional attachments.
Available Accessories and Aftermarket Options:
■ Heavy-duty blades and buckets for increased productivity and versatility.
■ Rollover protection structures (ROPS) and enclosed cabs for operator safety and comfort.
■ Advanced GPS and telematics systems for improved job site management and data tracking.
■ Auxiliary hydraulic attachments for specialized applications.
■ Operator comfort enhancements, such as suspension seats and climate control options.
Owner Reviews and Opinions:
☺ Strengths: Owners praise the John Deere 550B Crawler Dozer and 555B Crawler Loader for their durability, versatility, and excellent performance in a wide range of applications. They appreciate the machines' fuel efficiency, ease of operation, and low maintenance requirements.
☻ Weaknesses: Some owners mention that the Crawlers can be challenging to maneuver in tight spaces. Additionally, the cost of certain replacement parts and maintenance items can be relatively high.
List of Repairs that Need to be Carried Out Most Frequently:
→ Regular maintenance tasks such as oil and filter changes, hydraulic system inspections, and undercarriage maintenance.
→ Hydraulic hose replacements as needed to prevent leaks and ensure proper system operation.
→ Track and undercarriage component replacements due to wear and tear.
→ Electrical system checks and repairs, including wiring inspections and battery replacements.
→ Routine inspections of blade edges and bucket teeth, with replacements as necessary.
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