John Deere has improved its line of utility-class wheel loaders with machines designed to enhance fuel efficiency and provide additional agility.
The 524K-II, 544K-II and 624K-II wheel loaders can be used on worksites, as well as farms. They are also made to reduce downtime with brake retractors and remote battery terminals for faster jump-starting.
"Today, our customers strive to enhance their bottom line by any means necessary," said Chris Cline, product marketing manager for utility wheel loaders at John Deere Construction & Forestry. "The K-Series-II lineup of utility wheel loaders can lower contractors' daily operating costs by improving fuel economy up to 10 percent, enhancing our customer's bottom line by increasing productivity and reducing downtime."
The new loaders have standard five-speed transmissions with optimized gear ratio changes. With the PowerTech™ EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV diesel engines, operators have the power to work in a wide variety of job site environments.
The engines of the utility wheel loaders deliver large amounts of torque and horsepower. This helps operators better manage bucket speed and loads, even while handling wet or hard-packed material. The 524K-II, 544K-II and 624K-II also have increased hydraulic pump displacement to accommodate lower engine speeds.