The 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader initially launched back in 2015. It features a 536-horsepower Final Tier 4 engine that delivers a large amount of torque and responsiveness while maintaining a sufficient boom and bucket speed.
“Whenever we develop a machine, customer needs, such as durability, productivity, profitability, and low operating costs, are always at the forefront of our designs. By reaching the 1 million-hour mark on our 944K loaders, we are affirming that electrically driven machines offer proven durability and performance advantages for our customers,” said Grant Van Tine, solutions marketing manager, John Deere. “We’re always looking for new ways to improve upon the equipment our customers need and can use our field-proven design to develop and perfect even more solutions in the future.”
The 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader also has fuel-saving capabilities and incorporates additional features to provide long-term performance. Its brushless AC generators and motors, water-cooled brake resistors, and solid-state power electronics all make the wheel loader a machine that customers can be confident in as they work.
“The 944K meets our production requirements as well as our previous piece of equipment, and at a lower cost,” said Adam Ware, site manager for Cornejo & Sons (Summit Materials), which owns a 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader. “The other machine burned about 24 gallons of fuel an hour, where the 944K burns around 9 gallons per hour while doing the same work.”
To learn more about the 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader, visit your local John Deere dealer or www.JohnDeere.com for additional information.