To provide more options to customers needing maneuverability, stability, and power in compact wheel loaders, John Deere has shifted from its L-Series to P-Tier for the 244, 324, and 344 Compact Wheel Loader models. All of the L-Series features will carry over to these compact wheel loaders and incorporate new features, such as standard ride control. Moreover, the shift of 244, 324, and 344 to P-Tier accommodated some optional factory-installed features that customers can add including attachment assist controls and integrated electrical controls.
With ride control, which will now become standard, operators can easily transport materials over long spans on a wide array of terrain. P-Tier compact wheel loaders will also provide a smoother ride, with ride control serving as a shock absorber to limit material spillage during transport. The feature can be turned on by simply flipping a switch within the cab, or it can be set to engage and disengage at a specific speed automatically.
"As we continue to make the shift from past generation machines to our current generation of Performance Tiering models, we aim to keep the same features our customers know and trust on the L-Series models, with the added benefits of new productivity enhancements only available on the P-Tier machines," said Luke Gribble, solutions marketing manager, John Deere.
The P-Tier Compact Wheel Loaders will also be compatible with Articulation Plus™, which allows operators to engage rear-wheel steering for a boosted full-turn tipping load. The steering system also enhances maneuverability, combining 30 degrees of standard articulation with 10 degrees of rear-wheel steering. In addition, the shifting of 244, 324, and 344 models are being integrated with creep control and throttle lock, operators can benefit from being able to run the loader at higher RPMs and lower ground speeds.
More information on all of the compact wheel loaders John Deere offers can be found by contacting your local John Deere dealer.