John Deere expands large wheel loader performance tiering options with four new models
John Deere has launched its line-up of large wheel loaders as part of its performance tiering strategy. Now available in the U.S. and Canada, the 744 P-tier, 824 P-tier, 844 P-tier, and the new 904 P-tier wheel loaders offer productivity features, increased reliability, ideal operator comfort, and updated serviceability to help improve machine uptime. The P-tier models are ideal machine solutions for contractors looking to tackle tougher jobs.
Luke Gribble, the solutions marketing manager at John Deere, says that the P-tier models incorporate updated technology compared to the L-series loaders that were launched back in 2019.
The 744 P-tier, 824 P-tier, and 844 P-tier wheel loaders offer ideal results at high levels with reliable components. To improve machine performance while heading into piles, all P-tier loaders include a standard lockup torque converter that adds additional torque during operation and increases shift quality. In addition, the 744 P-tier and 824 P-tier models feature ground-level servicing, including a remote engine oil dipstick and improved electrical and hydraulic routing, to improve serviceability and get the machine back on the job sooner.
The redesigned cab of the 744 P-tier, 824 P-tier, and 844 P-tier loaders gives the operator more space, storage, and visibility during operation. Additional features that improve operator comfort and performance include adjustable heated and ventilated seats and an upgraded HVAC system.
Included in the base models of all P-tier wheel loaders are a variety of features aimed to increase performance on the job. High-capacity axles with standard axle cooling filtration deliver ideal durability in difficult conditions compared to previous models. With fuel-efficient engines, operators of the P-tier machines can do more while burning less fuel. The electrohydraulic (EH) controls with multifunction programmable buttons offer the highest level of operator comfort, while the material-handling buckets with integrated spill guards and curved side cutters make for easier and more intuitive operation.
All P-tier wheel loaders include technology options like a vision system and an obstacle detection system for improved visibility and increased situational awareness. The digital cameras, dedicated display, and escalating audible alerts inform operators when obstacles are in the path of their machine. This feature also overlays a projected vehicle reversible path within the same dedicated monitor.
JDLink connectivity is offered as a standard feature on the P-tier wheel loaders, enabling machine communications and remote support from dealers.
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