Both the 244K and 324K heavy lifting tight turning compact wheel loaders are loaded with features to increase productivity, visibility, versatility, and lower daily operating costs for the landscape, ag material handling, and construction industries.

The machines are equipped with a Final Tier 4 diesel engine with a two-speed transmission. With top speeds of 19 mph and 17 mph respectively, they can swiftly navigate the jobsite. Low- and high-speed ranges provide infinitely variable travel speeds from standstill to standard speed.

The oscillating stereo steering is the foundation of the compact K-Series models, delivering a smooth turning radius that is up to 20 percent tighter, this feature ensures faster cycle times and better material retention over rough terrain. The 244K and 324K offer higher tipping load capacities than their J-Series predecessors and the hydrostatic drivetrain’s infinitely variable range allows the operator to precisely match travel speed. The wheel loaders’ 100 percent front differential lock is easily activated through a pushbutton on the joystick. In addition, manual low-speed differential lock delivers the traction needed to go deeper into the pile for bigger bucket loads.

The K-Series cabs are comfortably equipped and offer unobstructed views of attachments and the surrounding work area, the boom, bucket, and forward-neutral-reverse switch are on the same ergonomic, low-effort lever for convenient one-hand control. Other productivity-boosting features include tilt steering, multi-adjustable suspension seat, electronic monitor, and convex mirrors.

The 244K and 344K are compatible with more than 35 available Worksite Pro attachments for optimal jobsite performance. An optional pushbutton activated skid-steer style coupler allows operators to connect and release attachments quickly, without leaving the seat.

Deere & Company.