John Deere - 444K
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John Deere - 444K

The enhanced utility 444K Loader is loaded with even more customer-inspired productivity- and uptime-increasing features. View all features, specifications and compare to other models.

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  • Engine

    Our FT4/Stage IV diesels deliver the best combination of performance, efficiency, and reliability. They employ field-proven cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), easy-to-maintain high-uptime exhaust filters, and selective catalytic reduction (SCR).


    Quad-Cool places the radiator, air-conditioner condenser, intercooler, and hydraulic, transmission, and optional axle coolers in a unique boxed configuration that’s isolated from engine heat.Optional programmable fan automatically reverses at predetermined intervals, ejecting debris from the radiator and cooler cores. Or set your own cleaning cycles through the monitor.

    Transmission and Axles

    With ride control, the lift cylinders act as shock absorbers, cushioning bumps to allow these loaders to navigate rough ground more quickly without losing their loads.Automatic differential lock engages as soon as a tire begins to slip. It’s ideal for inexperienced operators or applications requiring high traction, such as stockpiling silage, plowing snow, and handling pipe.


    Hinged panel tilts away for quick ground-level access to both the fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tanks, making refills convenient and easy.All daily service points including fuel are grouped on the left side of the machine for quick and convenient access.


    Choose single-lever joystick or two-lever fingertip pilot-operated hydraulic controls.


    Z-Bar linkages provide high bucket breakout forces, reliable rollback to carry loads without spilling, and solid transport stability. A standard pin-on coupler or an optional hi-vis coupler adds versatility, reduces costs in a variety of applications, enables faster cycle times, and lowers operating weights.

    Safety & Security

    Sealed-switch module keeps out dust and moisture while eliminating nearly 100 wires.Prevent unauthorized machine operation with keyless-start requiring a numeric pass code.

    Engine Manufacturer
    John Deere
    Engine Model
    PowerTech PSS 4045
    Emission Rating
    Tier 4
    Displacement, ltr (Inches³)
    4.5 (276)
    Rated Speed, rpm
    Engine Output – Net, kW (hp)
    92 (124)
    Torque, Nm (lbf / ft)
    507 (374)
    Torque Rise, %
    Transmission Type
    Front Differential Type
    Rear Differential Type
    Tire size – Standard
    17.5 R25
    Service Brake – Type
    Wet Multi Disc
    Service Brake – Location
    All Wheels
    Service Brake – Actuation
    Parking Brake – Type
    Wet Multi Disc
    Height – Over Cab, mm (ft/in)
    3170 (10 ft 5 in)
    Wheelbase, mm (ft/in)
    2760 (9 ft 6 in)
    Length – Including Bucket, mm (ft/in)
    6860 (22 ft 6 in)
    Ground clearance, mm (inches)
    393 (15.5)
    Width Over tires – Std, mm (ft/in)
    2415 (7 ft 11 in)
    Height – Pivot Pin, mm (ft/in)
    3600 (11 ft 10 in)
    Reach – At 2130mm 45° Dump, mm (ft/in)
    1440 (4 ft 9 in)
    Turning Circle – Maximum, mm (ft/in)
    11650 (38 ft 3 in)
    Fuel Tank, ltr (gallons (US))
    220 (60)
    Hydraulic Tank, ltr (gallons (US))
    118.7 (31.4)
    Axle – Front, ltr (gallons (US))
    22 (5.75)
    Axle – Rear, ltr (gallons (US))
    22 (5.75)
    Transmission, ltr (gallons (US))
    18.5 (4.875)
    Heaped Capacity, m³ (yd³)
    1.9 (2.5)
    Bucket Capacity – Smallest, m³ (yd³)
    1.9 (2.5)
    Largest bucket capacity, m³ (yd³)
    3.1 (4)
    Breakout – Bucket , kgf (lbf)
    7960 (17549)
    Ride Control System
    System Voltage, V
    Alternator Output, Amp
    Pump Type
    Pump Flow, lt/min (gallons (US) / min)
    140 (37)
    System Pressure, bar (PSI)
    248.21 (3600)
    Operating Weight, kg (lbs)
    11350 (25022)