Crawler Dozer

  • Net Power: 168 kW (225 hp) at 1,700 rpm 
  • Operating Weight: 21 581–23 299 kg (47,578–51,365 lb.)
  • Track on Ground: 3300 mm (130 in.)


Make long days feel shorter with the most comfortable cab available

John Deere 850L dozer cab interiorJohn Deere 850L dozer cab interior
John Deere SmartGrade displayJohn Deere SmartGrade display

Looking for ways to retain skilled operators? All L-Series dozers provide a quiet, comfortable ride with precise control, and convenience that is even better than previous John Deere cabs. Operators will appreciate improved visibility with clear sight lines to the blade corners and around the machine.

  • Get unmatched visibility - The 850L has a 15 percent larger operator station focused on enhanced visibility and comfort has 10 percent more glass area, and a streamlined hood profile, providing exceptional visibility to the blade and jobsite.
  • Premium cab options – Long days won’t seem so long with the leather-accented air suspension seat with heat and ventilation or automatic temperature control. Improve situational awareness with the rearview camera.
  • Re-designed joysticks – New ergonomic joystick grips fit comfortably in the operators’ hands and include proportional blade angle control. Hydraulic response is customizable and can be fine-tuned to match the application and operator preference.
  • Angled seat for all day comfort – The seat in the 850L is angled to ease operator fatigue when making ripping passes.
  • Reduced noise - Cab noise is reduced 27 percent in the 850L compared to the previous series. Viscous cab mounts improve the ride quality and aid in the noise reduction.

Uptime and reliability are key

John Deere 850L DozerJohn Deere 850L Dozer

Uptime on a jobsite isn’t demanded, it’s expected. Ensuring you have reliable equipment, and the support of your local John Deere dealer is important. A key focus on John Deere’s L-Series dozers is to advance reliability and improve uptime of our machines.

Efficiently routed
– The redesigned mainframe of the 850L optimizes hose and harness routings for hydraulic and electrical components. This reduces harness and hose rub points to keep your machine running longer.

Unbeatable service access – The 850L features a 65-degree tiltable cab and larger service door openings for easy access to main components.

Keep daily maintenance simple – Enjoy easy access to all daily maintenance checks. A periodic maintenance chart is also located inside the rear service door. This color-coded chart displays maintenance intervals and refill capacities for maintenance items.

Move more yards, more efficiently

John Deere 850L DozerJohn Deere 850L Dozer

You want the ability to move more yards of material per gallon of fuel burned, even in the toughest conditions. With L-Series crawlers, increased horsepower boosts efficiency, allowing the operator to move more material per pass and cover more area throughout the workday.

  • More horsepower means more pushing power - The horsepower of 850L was increased to 225HP, compared to the previous series 205HP
  • No increase in fuel consumption - Even with the added horsepower, the 850L’s fuel consumption was kept comparable to the fuel consumption of the previous series
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Reliable, easy, and customizable

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The John Deere hydrostatic system makes operation simple and gives you the confidence to conquer any task. For unmatched durability, each track has its own independent hydrostatic pump and motor while the blade and ripper functions have their own independent hydraulic pump. This system allows you to tailor both transmission and hydraulic operating characteristics to your desired preference.

  • Large and in charge – The hydrostatic pumps on the 850L are 13 percent larger over the previous series for even more precise control and increased durability.
  • Constant power to both tracks - Allows operators to carry heavy loads through turns and counter-rotate both while in gear and in neutral.
  • Don’t sacrifice performance - The operator can independently control hydraulic and transmission functions without sacrificing hydraulic speed.
  • More work, less service - Hydraulic and hydrostatic oil change intervals have doubled from the previous series, now 4,000 hours.

Precise technology options to conveniently meet specifications

John Deere 850L Dozer with SmartGrade technologyJohn Deere 850L Dozer with SmartGrade technology
John Deere SmartGrade displayJohn Deere SmartGrade display

Looking for a return on your investment? Look no further. John Deere L-Series dozers have technology options that will increase productivity, allowing you to get to grade faster with fewer passes. John Deere precision construction technology enables operators to make accurate grading passes while significantly reducing re-work. The best part? Our machine technology can be upgraded at any time, from entry-level to advanced, know you have the flexibility to upgrade when the time is right.

  • Standard EH Controls – makes it feasible to add on any kind of grade control system
  • Slope Control – An entry-level grade control system that assists operators in grading smooth, planer surfaces. Slope control allows the operator to view and set blade slope while the system automatically controls the blade to maintain the desired slope. This technology enables an easy upgrade path to a SmartGrade system. Slope Control can be installed via upgrade kit on all existing L-Series dozers.
  • SmartGrade™ - John Deere’s fully integrated 3D Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) grade control system. SmartGrade integrates harnesses and components into the machine for added convenience, making external masts or harnesses a thing of the past. The enhanced feature set of Auto SmartGrade enables novice operators to push more material each pass. SmartGrade can be installed via upgrade kit on all existing L-Series dozers.
    • SmartGrade Remote Support – New to SmartGrade? Looking for improved support capabilities? L-Series SmartGrade dozers come standard equipped with both remote display access and wireless data transfer. Grant support access to anyone within your company or local dealer.
      • Remote Display Access – Remotely view and control the SmartGrade display to easily troubleshoot issues and train operators.
      • Wireless Data Transfer – Wirelessly transfer files such as project files and updates to 3D models both to and from the machine.









Slope Control (optional)








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Slope Control and SmartGrade model availability

*Slope Control and SmartGrade™ options are only available with power – angle – tilt (PAT)
blade configurations.