When the JD24 Skid Steer Loader was introduced in 1970, it gave John Deere customers the power they needed to get more work done in various construction and landscaping operations. Now, the company is commemorating the rollout of the JD24 Loader by displaying a restored version of the machine at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At the time of its debut, the JD24 boasted 37 horsepower and came with a four-four-wheel-drive. It also included a multidisc transmission clutch on each wheel for a smooth ride. The low-profile design of this John Deere skid steer loader improved visibility for operators and with even weight distribution, maneuverability was never a problem.
Additionally, the machine frame could rotate 360 degrees, meaning small spaces were not an issue for operators. The JD24 could travel up to seven miles per hour and had an auxiliary hydraulics system that could produce up to 18 gallons per minute to power attachments.
“The anniversary marks half a century of innovation and collaboration between John Deere and our customers,” said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager for John Deere Construction & Forestry. “We’re excited to hit this milestone and showcase the model amongst numerous technological advances at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. After all, our skid steer lineup wouldn’t be what it is today without the customers and engineers who brought this machine to life 50 years ago.”
To celebrate 50 years of being in the skid steer loader business, customers who buy a skid steer loader between March 1 and December 31, 2020 will receive a special decal on their machine from John Deere.
The JD24 display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 can be seen between March 10 and 14 at Booth N12525. To learn more about all of the skid steer loaders Deere has to offer, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com.