First John Deere wheel loaders available in UK
Manufacturer introduces 744 P-tier and 824 P-tier wheel loader models in the UK and Germany
JOHN Deere have announced their first offering of wheel loaders in the UK and Germany. After making their debut in the US in September 2022, the 744 P-tier and 824 P-tier models are the first performance-tiered loaders available in select European countries. As part of the Deere & Company family of brands, the Wirtgen Group will manage 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,’ said 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 are said to offer exceptional results with reliable components such as extra-durable axles and enhanced transmission capabilities. The extra-durable axles boast larger-capacity front axle input bearings, axle shaft diameter, and bearing size increases, as well as pressure-lubed front input bearings designed to help reduce heat, increase component life, and boost overall machine reliability.
The P-tier transmission includes a standard lock-up torque converter, which adds additional torque during operation and improves fuel economy while transporting materials. The improved lock-up 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 9.0-litre John Deere engine that increases horsepower while minimizing fuel consumption.
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 cab interior gives the operator more space, extra storage, and enhanced visibility. Optional features that further 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 within the cab. The P-tier machines were also designed with productivity enhancing features such as EH controls with multifunction programmable buttons to offer optimal performance on the job.
The two new models include a variety of industry-proven technology solutions such as an advanced vision system and advanced obstacle-detection capabilities for improved visibility and increased situational awareness. JDLink connectivity is also offered as a standard feature on the P-tier wheel loader models, allowing machine communications and remote support from dealers. A payload weighing system is available as an optional enhancement on P-tier models.