John Deere's 324L compact wheel loader has a up to 23 mph.
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John Deere's 324L compact wheel loader has a up to 23 mph.

Photo courtesy of John Deere

John Deere has redesigned its L-Series compact wheel loader models, introducing the 244L and 324L, which are ideal for landscape/snow removal, agricultural material handling, and construction tasks.

The Articulation Plus steering system on the 244L and 324L provides operators a combination of lift capacity and maneuverability.  This feature includes an articulated frame plus rear-wheel steer, providing excellent full-turn tip load and stability with a tight turning radius.

Newly optimized linkage provides improved parallel lifting, with only 6 degrees of rollback. The 244L achieves an 8-foot, 3-inch full-lift dump height and a full-turn tip load of 8,157 lbs., while the 324L with high lift reaches a 10 foot, 3-inch height; standard lift is capable of a full-turn top load of 9,766 lbs.

To increase productivity, the new models allow operators to move faster without having to manually shift the machine. A smooth auto shift hydrostatic transmission is coupled with an automatic two-speed gearbox, which provides a faster travel speed of up to 23 mph — a 21% increase in speed over the K-Series models. Both models are equipped with 73 hp Final Tier 4 engines.

A redesigned cab includes better visibility to the loader arm and bucket. An optional air ride, high-back operator seat ensures a smooth ride.

For greater uptime, a rear enclosure provides better debris management, while a revamped cooling package improves air flow. This is ideal for tasks that require longer run times in high airborne debris applications, such as agriculture and light material handling.

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