John Deere Utility-Class Wheel Loaders Models Undergo Updates

John Deere continues to update its K-Series wheel loader lineup to adhere to Final Tier 4 emissions standards and better meet the needs of today’s operators.

The 444K, 524K and 544K utility-class wheel loaders are designed for jobs that demand extra agility and ability on the jobsite.

The implementation of a John Deere PowerTech EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV diesel engines deliver impressive torque, 444K (124 hp), 524K (141 hp), 544K (163 hp) maintain good boom and bucket speed in and out of the pile for heaped loads, even in wet or hard-packed material.

The K-Series loaders implement excavator-style hydraulics that sense the load and deliver the flow needed for smooth combined functions and fast work cycles. A PowerShift torque-converter transmission employs Smart-Shift technology to continuously evaluate speed and load conditions.

Similar to other John Deere construction machines, operators will find comfort in the high-back air-ride seat of the K-Series. A keyless start and effortless push-button operation of a number of machine functions allows the operator to get extra productivity from their wheel loader.

To eliminate downtime, the K-Series models are equipped with remote battery terminals for faster and easier jump-starting. The engine compartment can remain closed and locked to charge the batteries, which reduces the threat of vandalism. These machines also feature an optional right-side platform and steps for easy access to the right side of the machine.

Operators looking to get the most out of their 444K, 524K or 544K can rely on Ultimate Uptime featuring John Deere WorkSight. With Ultimate Uptime, operators receive pre-delivery and follow-up inspections; three years of JDLink telematics, machine heath prognostics and remote diagnostics, and programming capability; and the ability to add dealer-provided uptime solutions to customize the package to individual needs.

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