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John Deere introduces two performance tiered wheel loaders in U.K. and Germany

A wheel loader digs into a pile
A John Deere 824 P-tier wheel loader Source: John Deere

Showcasing at bauma 2022, John Deere is launching its first offering of wheel loaders in the United Kingdom and Germany. After making their debut in the United States in September of 2022, the 744 P-tier and 824 P-tier models are the first performance-tiered wheel loaders available in select European countries. The Wirtgen Group will manage the distribution of the P-Tier line-up through their European dealer network.

"Our customers are an integral part of our product development process and incorporating their input guides our product decisions around the globe," says Luke Gribble, solutions marketing manager for loaders and aggregates at John Deere Construction & Forestry. "That's why we are excited to introduce the versatile and performance-enhancing P-tier models to our customers in Europe."

The 744 P-tier and 824 P-tier loaders offer ideal results at high levels with reliable components. The axles have larger capacity front axle input bearings, axle shaft diameter and bearing size increases, and pressure-lubed front input bearings which are designed to help reduce heat, increase component life, and boost overall machine reliability.

The P-tier transmission includes a standard lockup torque converter, which adds additional torque during operation and improves fuel economy while transporting materials. The improved lockup logic increases performance and shift quality, while the updated speed sensors improve low torque shifting and downshift, improving performance when going into piles. Both loaders come equipped with the John Deere 9.0-litre engine that increases horsepower while minimizing fuel consumption.

Aimed to simplify serviceability, the 744 P-tier and 824 P-tier loaders feature ground-level servicing, including a remote engine oil dipstick, and improved electrical and hydraulic routing. The optional auto lube system ensures automatic greasing takes place while the machine is operating for more effective grease distribution.

The redesigned interior cab gives the operator more space, extra storage, and increased visibility supporting the overall machine and operator safety on the job. Optional features that improve operator comfort and experience include heated and ventilated seats with increased adjustment capabilities, an upgraded HVAC system, and additional power ports and aux mounting capabilities inside the cab. The P-tier machines were also designed with features such as EH controls with multifunction programmable buttons to offer optimal performance on the job.

These models include a variety of technologies like the Advanced Vision System and Advanced Obstacle Detection capabilities for improved visibility and increased situational awareness. JDLink connectivity is offered as a standard feature on the P-tier wheel loader models, enabling machine communications and remote support from dealers. Lastly, the Payload Weighing System, which is designed to increase productivity by maximizing the operator workflow, is available as an option on P-tier models.

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