John Deere has been working diligently on a new piece of machinery that won't be released for another few years, but anticipation is high for the John Deere farm equipment.
The engine of the diesel/electric hybrid 944K wheel loader employs an electricity-generating motor to power the wheels, also known as electric traction, according to a published report. It is projected to be very agile on terrain but, at the same time, very fuel efficient. Because less moving parts are required for operations, the drive-train durability will be better and of higher reliability.
"In addition to fewer emissions, customers asked for durability, fuel efficiency and reduced tire wear," according to John Chesterman, the John Deere product marketing manager for four-wheel-drive loaders. "We've responded with a loader that incorporates four modular, independent wheel drives with electronic traction control."
When the machinery is released, it will be found at your local John Deere dealership.
"We won't rest until this nine-yard production-sized loader addresses customer requirements for maximum productivity and uptime, and lower daily operating costs," Chesterman said. "We are targeting 2013 for launch."