John Deere - 944K Hybrid
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  • Key Features
    • John Deere PowerTech™ PSX 6135 13.5L (824 cu. in.) engine runs over an efficient speed-range band, lowering noise levels, improving fuel economy, providing consistent boom and bucket response, and reducing engine wear. The 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader can provide significant fuel savings over 9-yard3 (6.88 m3) loaders with conventional drivetrains.* John Deere fully integrated hybrid-electric drivetrain engineered for productivity and durability while delivering revolutionary efficiency. Individual oil-cooled, brushless, AC, electric wheel motors with standard traction control that significantly reduces tire wear and damage from spinning and slicing. Extended engine-only, powertrain, powertrain and hydraulics, and full-machine warranties available. *Actual fuel consumption rates and savings will vary with machine application, utilization, operator, and model of competitive unit.
    Engine / Hybrid-Electric Drive
    • PowerTech™ EPA Interim Tier 4 (IT4)/EU Stage IIIB engine coupled with a hybrid-electric drive delivers significant fuel savings over 9-yard3 (6.88 m3) loaders with conventional drivetrains. Hybrid-electric drive system is designed to be more dependable. Brushless A/C generators and motors, water-cooled brake resistors, and solid-state power electronics deliver reliable, long-term performance. Reduced engine-speed range increases wear life over conventional drives. Quad-Cool design places coolers in a boxed configuration that’s isolated from engine heat, for increased efficiency and durability. No other cooling system can come close to Quad-Cool’s resistance to plugging and ease of cleaning. Hybrid-electric drive recaptures energy while slowing the loader when the operator lets off the accelerator. This lessens the load on the engine, further reducing fuel consumption.
    • Flow-sharing hydraulic system boasts the fastest cycle times and the quickest boom-raise time in the 944K’s size class, speeding short-pattern truck loading. Each boom and bucket function has its own hydraulic pump for quick, smooth operation, and faster truck loading. Rimpull control limits torque on the wheels in slick working conditions, preventing tire spin and slicing. Four settings can be incrementally selected through the sealed-switch module to optimize traction when crowding against a load. Engine runs at a choice of three constant operator-selected rpms, so boom and bucket functions are powerful, responsive, and quick, while optimum fuel efficiency is maintained. Reduces overall machine noise and operator fatigue.  Strong pushing power and quick ramp-climbing ability make the 944K Hybrid an excellent choice for maintaining stockpiles and heaping hoppers in quarry operations and other production facilities. Front fender has been cut back to enable greater visibility to the front tire, so the operator can see when slippage occurs. Fender extensions are available. The 944K features traditional Z-Bar linkage with dual-slab boom and cylinders, providing unmatched visibility to the center of the spade-nose bucket when dumping rock into quarry trucks. Optional long boom adds 18 in. of pin height and an additional 8.5 in. of reach for loading 70-ton haul trucks. Available TK-Series Bucket Teeth are engineered to deliver maximum strength and impact absorption, for longer life. Hammerless changing ensures safer installation.
    Cab Comfort
    • More spacious cab is 10-in. wider than the 844K-II, making it the largest in its class. At only 108 dBA, noise is much less noticeable to bystanders than with other loaders, making this loader a good neighbor. For the operator, cab noise is only 72 dBA. Cooler compartment and beverage holder ensure plenty of room to stow your stuff. Floor-to-ceiling front glass provides a commanding view to the bucket and tires. Joystick steering adapts to ground speed to deliver smooth, low-effort control for fatigue-beating comfort. F-N-R switch with up- and downshift buttons ensures fast, smooth shifting and directional changes. Having no steering wheel maximizes visibility to the front. Electrohydraulic control of boom and bucket ensures smooth operation with less fatigue. Quick-shift button on the bucket joystick allows the operator to temporarily shift down or up at the touch of button.  Backlit touchpad sealed-switch module allows setting of boom-height kickout, return to carry, and return to dig from the seat. Courtesy lighting illuminates entrance/exit in dark environments. Plus the premium LED lighting package enhances visibility in low- or no-light conditions. LED lights are extremely bright, for superior illumination, plus they rarely need to be changed, extending wear life.
    • The 944K is available with four bucket options, a 6.88-m³ (9.0 cu. yd) spade-nose rock bucket, 6.5-m³ (8.5 cu. yd) heavy-duty granite spade-nose rock bucket, a 7.65-m³ (10 cu. yd.) general-purpose pin-on bucket or a less bucket option.  Hoses in the articulation area are routed using a unique ribbon system designed to eliminate rubbing and wear in difficult-to-reach areas. Standard traction control automatically limits torque to any wheel when slippage occurs, increasing machine traction in poor underfoot conditions. Eliminating runaway wheel spin increases tire life, while reducing operating costs. Coast-control feature functions like dynamic braking in a hydrostatic transmission, slowing the loader without touching a pedal and helping reduce service-brake component wear.
    • All daily service points including fueling are grouped for quick and convenient ground-level access. Filter bank and right-side service center are easily accessible, easing periodic maintenance and repairs. Greasing is less messy thanks to centralized lube banks that provide easy access to zerks. Optional auto-lube system is hydraulically driven and integrated with machine diagnostics. The machine even honks when the reservoir is filled. Ash-service intervals for the diesel particulate filter (DPF) are condition based, so changing it may not be necessary until the first engine overhaul. Intervals can be extended further depending on application, regular maintenance practices, and the use of recommended fluids and lubricants. Four standard tie-off points are located on top of the cab above each ROPS post that meet MSHA and OSHA requirements. The operator or technician can simply remove the bolt and install their safety device while performing service on the 944K.
    John Deere WorkSight™
    • Bringing machines, technology, and your dealer together to make your job easierJohn Deere WorkSight turns data into solutions to optimize machines, uptime, and your jobsite. Benefit from improved profitability with John Deere WorkSight.Learn more about John Deere WorkSightJDLink™ Machine Monitoring System From the fleet-management fundamentals of knowing the hours and location of all brands, to sending machine-health alerts and tracking machine production on Deere machines, JDLink can help you centrally, smartly manage your entire fleet and grow your business. Learn more about JDLinkMachine Health Prognostics John Deere WorkSight’s machine-health prognostics evaluate machine data and “think through” maintenance protocols before prescribing downtime cures that will keep your fleet — and your bottom line — healthy. Learn more about Machine Health PrognosticsRemote Diagnostics and Programming Your Deere dealer can help you reduce downtime by accessing and resetting diagnostic trouble codes and recording performance readings remotely. Find out more about Remote Diagnostics
    Engine Manufacturer
    John Deere
    Engine Model
    PowerTech PSX 6135
    Emission Rating
    Interim Tier 4
    Displacement, ltr (Inches³)
    13.5 (824)
    Rated Speed, rpm
    Engine Output – Net, kW (hp)
    400 (536)
    Torque, Nm (lbf / ft)
    2530 (1866)
    Torque Rise, %
    Transmission Type
    A/C Electric
    Tire size – Standard
    35 / 65 R33
    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)
    4150 (13 ft 4 in)
    Wheelbase, mm (ft/in)
    4500 (14 ft 9 in)
    Length – Including Bucket, mm (ft/in)
    11690 (38 ft 4 in)
    Ground clearance, mm (inches)
    582 (22.9)
    Width Over tires – Std, mm (ft/in)
    3729 (12 ft 3 in)
    Height – Pivot Pin, mm (ft/in)
    5350 (17 ft 7 in)
    Reach – At 2130mm 45° Dump, mm (ft/in)
    2870 (9 ft 5 in)
    Turning Circle – Maximum, mm (ft/in)
    17860 (58 ft 6 in)
    Fuel Tank, ltr (gallons (US))
    761 (201)
    Hydraulic Tank, ltr (gallons (US))
    378 (100)
    Transmission, ltr (gallons (US))
    34 (9)
    Heaped Capacity, m³ (yd³)
    7.65 (10)
    Bucket Capacity – Smallest, m³ (yd³)
    6.5 (8.5)
    Largest bucket capacity, m³ (yd³)
    7.65 (10)
    Breakout – Bucket , kgf (lbf)
    46896 (103388)
    Ride Control System
    System Voltage, V
    Alternator Output, Amp
    Pump Type
    Axial Piston Pump
    Pump Flow, lt/min (gallons (US) / min)
    379 (100)
    System Pressure, bar (PSI)
    350 (5000)
    Operating Weight, kg (lbs)
    53500 (117947)
    Dump Height, mm (ft/in)
    3770 (12 ft 4 in)
    Reach at Full Height, mm (ft/in)
    1800 (5 ft 11 in)
    Tipping Load – Straight, kg (lbs)
    38059 (83906)
  • 2.9% APR for 60 months† on installment plan

    2.9% APR for 60 months† on installment plan. Offer available through February 28, 2017. †For complete details regarding this offer, please select the corresponding link.

    Offer Duration:
    01 November 2016 – 28 February 2017

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