To increase productivity, the new models allow operators to move faster without having to manually shift the machine. A smooth auto shift hydrostatic transmission is coupled with an automatic two-speed gearbox, which provides a faster travel speed of up to 23 mph – a 21 percent increase in speed over the K-Series models. Both models are equipped with 73-hp (54-kW) Tier 4 Final engines.
Knowing a comfortable operator is a productive operator, the 244L and 324L models offer a redesigned cab. An optional air ride, high-back operator seat ensures a smooth ride. Better visibility to the loader arm and bucket, and interior layout of the switches and gauges improves overall efficiency.
For greater uptime, a rear enclosure provides better debris management, while a revamped cooling package improves air flow. This is ideal for tasks that require longer run times in high airborne debris applications, like agriculture and light material handling.
To keep operating costs at a minimum, rim pull control extends tire life by allowing customers to adjust the torque of the machine to the conditions of their job sites, saving tire and driveline life. Additionally, optional JDLink telematics provides real-time data and health prognostics to suggest maintenance solutions that decrease costly downtime. Remote diagnostics enable a dealer to read codes, record performance data and even update software without a trip to the jobsite.
Contractors looking to get the most versatility out of their machine can leverage over 100 John Deere Worksite Pro attachments. These new models are also backed by the John Deere full machine standard warranty, which promises to fix any defects in materials or workmanship for two years after delivery or 2,000 hours – whichever comes first.