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Deere expands its wheel loader lineup


March 29, 2022
By Rock to Road staff

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Deere wheel loaderJohn Deere's 904 P-tier wheel loader. (Image: John Deere)

The new 904 P-tier wheel loader from John Deere is making its public debut at World of Asphalt/Agg1 in Nashville.

The new 904 P-tier is a two-pass loader that provides the durability required to tackle processed aggregate stockpiles and more efficiently load trucks or rail cars all day-long.

“The 904 P-tier is built off the success of the 844L aggregate handler. It’s equipped with key features like increased horsepower, breakout force, hydraulic pressures, and bucket offerings. The 904 P-tier is purpose-built for the rugged demands of the aggregates industry and the new model identity supports this approach,” said Luke Gribble, solutions marketing manager for loaders and Aggregates at John Deere Construction & Forestry.

“In addition, we wanted to advance our machines technology offerings by adding features that improve the experience of those who operate these machines.”

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Based on proven components and designs, the new wheel loader offers obstacle intelligence features such as Advanced Vision System—an industry-first for loaders. This allows increased visibility to sides of the machine by integrating two digital cameras on the rearview mirror platform and combining views into a dedicated single display in the cab.

The 904 P-Tier also offers an improved rear object detection system. This system overlays projected vehicle reversible path within the same dedicated monitor. The features coupled with premium cab comfort options ensure operators remain productive throughout the day.

Designed to do the heavy lifting, the 904 P-tier comes equipped with 7.1 or 7.5 cubic metre material-handling buckets with integrated spill guards and curved side cutters, seat-mounted hydraulic controls for easier and more intuitive operation.

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As well, high-capacity, heavy-duty axles with standard axle cooling filtration deliver durability in difficult conditions compared to previous models. With its large tilt cylinders and impressive hydraulic pressures, engine power and torque, the wheel loader provides the required strength for operators to work comfortably. With advantages such as fuel-efficient engines, lockup torque converters and a dedicated steering pump, operators can do more while burning less fuel.

In addition, the 904 P-Tier is JDLink compatible, providing real-time machine data and alerts leveraging a suite of dealer and factory tools to deliver increased productivity, uptime and lower daily operating costs. JDLink is now available without a subscription and no cost.

 

The 904 P-Tier wheel loader will be available later this year.