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John Deere Construction & Forestry - 824K-II Wheel Loaders

Serious productivity demands serious thinking. Many of the numerous advantages of the 824K-II came from the brightest minds in the industry — our Customer Advocate Group. Armed with insights from loader owners and users like you, we equipped these productive material movers with larger new higher-capacity axles with standard axle cooling and filtration for heavy-duty maneuverability in the most demanding terrain. Self-adjusting wet-disc brakes for extended wear life and sure stops. Advanced onboard diagnostics with pushbutton customization of machine operation and response. All to help increase productivity and uptime, while lowering daily operating costs. Owners, operators, and maintenance personnel will benefit from the big ideas found in the 824K-II loaders.

Features & Benefits


Load-sensing closed-centre hydraulics deliver only the power required for smooth boom and bucket functions.

In-tank filtration

The in-tank filter with large element traps that hold contamination allow for cleaner oil, a cleaner hydraulic system, and less maintenance. Service intervals are extended to 4,000 hours. The hydraulic filter is a common part for the 444K—844K Series II.


This technology is simple, fluid efficient, fully integrated, and fully supported. It employs field-proven cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), easy- to maintain high-uptime exhaust filters, and selective catalytic reduction (SCR).

Rear camera

Rear camera with radar object detection will alert the operator of any object that is in a direct path with the loader while backing up.


High-Lifts provide high bucket breakout forces, good rollback to carry loads without spilling, and very solid stability with lighter materials. High-Lift is recommended for high-sided truck and hopper applications.


Quad-Cool design places coolers in a unique boxed configuration that’s isolated from engine heat, for increased efficiency and durability.


You'll immediately notice smooth shifting in all gears. John Deere's Smart Shift technology adapts to speed and load for the industry's smoothest shifts. Transmission recalibrates to like-new shifting from the monitor.


All daily service points, including fuel, are grouped on the left side for quick and convenient ground-level access. Sight gauges enable quick fluid-level checks.

Fewer breaks

Vertical spin-on filters allow quick, no-spill changes. 500-, 2,000-, and 4,000-hour engine, transmission, and hydraulic oil-service intervals mean fewer breaks for scheduled downtime.

Controls and Steering

Choose either single-lever joystick or two-lever fingertip pilot-operated hydraulic controls. Joystick version is equipped with an F-N-R selector for convenient direction and full-range gear changes.

Improved Cab

Spacious cab provides plenty of room to stow your stuff, including a coffee cup, cooler, and other items. Standard eight-amp converter (15 and 30 amp are optional) and a 12-volt outlet provide convenient power for cell phones and other electronic devices.

Sealed-switch mode

Keyless start allows up to 10 operator-specific standard security codes to help prevent unauthorized machine operation. Mobile JDLink Ultimate app enables owners to keep tabs on machine location and alerts via iPhone, iPad, or Android devices.


Multi-language colour LCD monitor provides an easy-to-read screen with onboard diagnostics, digital gauges, and vital system-status lights.