Offering operators increased productivity and significantly faster travel speeds, John Deere redesigned its K-Series compact wheel loader models with the introduction of the 244L and 324L compact wheel loaders. Ideal for landscape/snow removal, ag material handling and construction tasks, the new models round out the full line of L-Series compact wheel loaders available from John Deere.
"Our next generation of compact wheel loaders was designed to meet the needs of industry professionals who are demanding higher performance from their machines," said Drew Miller, product marketing manager, compact wheel loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. "Tailor-made for tight spaces, the 244L and 324L use our proprietary Articulation Plus system to provide greater stability and yield more lifting power while turning tighter."
The industry-exclusive Articulation Plus steering system on the 244L and 324L provides operators an unparalleled combination of lift capacity and maneuverability. This feature includes an articulated frame plus rear-wheel steer, providing excellent full-turn tip load and stability with a tight turning radius.
Newly optimized linkage provides improved parallel lifting, with only 6 degrees of rollback. The 244L achieves an 8-foot 3-inch (2,520-mm) full-lift dump height and a full-turn tip load of 8,157 pounds (3,700 kg), while the 324L with high lift reaches a 10-foot 3-inch (3,130-mm) height; and standard lift is capable of a full-turn top load of 9,766 pounds (4,430 kg).