John Deere expands wheel loader offerings
By Adam FreillConstruction Equipment
John Deere has expanded its G-tier line in Canada with the introduction of the 544 G-tier wheel loader. Designed to provide an economical solution in the three-yard loader size class without sacrificing on performance or quality, the 544 G-tier can be equipped with a variety of optional features to help it tackle a diverse range of applications.
Optional features include a hydraulic reversing fan, axle coolers and front locking differentials. Customers can choose between pin-on bucket options as well as a Hi-Vis/ISO or JRB style couplers, which are compatible with K -Series, L-series and Performance Tiering buckets and attachments. Customers needing extra reach on the job can add high-lift linkage to gain an additional 14 inches of hinge-pin height over its standard linkage.
The machine’s controls were designed with operators of all skillsets and productivity in mind, offering a simplified setup and overall functionality. In-cab controls include adjustable boom-height kickout, return to carry, and return to dig.
The aim of this model, says the company, is to provide customers working in a variety of applications with a no-frills, versatile and reliable solution backed by John Deere and its dealer network.
“Not every customer is looking for the most technology in a machine… We are providing our customers with options to help meet their diverse needs,” said Luke Gribble, solutions marketing manager for John Deere. “The G-tier models support customers looking for reliability, without the added extras that they would find in a P-tier or X-tier machine, and that fit their investment levels as well. With the G-tier models, customers are getting the versatility and ruggedness in a machine, without any compromises.”