John Deere Expands G-Tier Wheel Loader Offerings
John Deere, Moline, Illinois, expands its G-tier wheel loader offerings to the United States with the 644 G-tier wheel loader, continuing the transition to performance tiering. The expansion of this lineup also includes the new 544 G-tier wheel loader now available in Canada.
“Not every customer is looking for the most technology in a machine. By introducing the 544 G-tier in Canada and expanding the availability of the 644 G-tier into the United States, we are providing our customers with options to help meet their diverse needs,” said Luke Gribble, solutions marketing manager, 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.”
Now available in the United States, the 644 G-tier leverages industry-proven components for customers in the governmental, rental, site development and asphalt industries. The 644 G-tier wheel loaders include a John Deere 6.8L engine and feature John Deere Teammate axles. Customers can customize the machine through a variety of base-level packages, including options related to locking differentials, ride control, seats, radio and rear chassis work-lights.
Making its debut in the Canadian market, the 544 G-tier is designed to provide a more economical solution in the 3-yard loader size class. The 544 G-tier controls were designed with operators of all skillsets and productivity in mind. Promoting ease of operation, the in-cab controls include adjustable boom-height kickout, return to carry, and return to dig, which can be activated from inside the cab.
All G-tier machines are backed by JDLink™ Connectivity and Connected Support. Both the 544 G-tier and the 644 G-tier machines are eligible for the John Deere Protect™ Service Plan. With the John Deere Protect™ Service Plan, routine maintenance is performed at every 500-hour interval by an experienced John Deere dealer. In addition, the John Deere Protect™ Parts & Fluids Plan provides customers with options to conduct maintenance services and inspection while utilizing their own technicians.