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Certified Used Equipment

544J Wheel Loader with John Deere Cerified Used Equipment Logo


Our Certified Used program is the quickest path to a quality used machine with warranty.

John Deere Certified Used gives you something rare in the used equipment market — peace of mind. No one else offers a low-hour machine that has passed our strict 100-plus-point inspection.

Your local John Deere dealer offers your choice of a six- or 12-month warranty for the powertrain or hydraulic system, or both, on all John Deere Certified Used Equipment. See your dealer for complete warranty details.

For the best used equipment value in the industry, seek out John Deere Certified Used equipment.

Inspection Points

Key safety items:

  • ROPS/cab structure
  • Neutral start and pilot shutoff circuits
  • Park and service brakes
  • Steering functions and components
  • Seat and seat belt
  • Guards and shields
  • Light and mirrors
  • Decals and alarms
  • Safety PIPs complete

Fluid analysis:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Hydraulic
  • Differentials or finals

Performance checks:

  • Check machine cycle times to factory specifications
  • Perform hydraulic and torque converter stall tests
  • Wheel bolt or track torque specs
  • Performance PIPs complete


  • Startup
  • Speed settings
  • Oil pressures
  • Fuel system
  • Exhaust system
  • Cooling system:
    • Coolant quality
    • Coolant pump
    • Radiator and oil cooler
    • Lines and hoses
  • Charging system
  • Leaks (fuel, oil, coolant, and gaskets)
  • Abnormal noises or blow-by


  • FNR operation
  • Shifting linkage
  • Clutch/torque converter
  • High/low function
  • Track pump/motor phase (hydrostat)
  • Gear mesh
  • Engine/transmission pull-down test

Differentials — final drives:

  • Drivelines/U-joint
  • Oscillation joints
  • Differential lock/limited slip check
  • Front-wheel-drive operation
  • Steering clutch/brake operation


  • Pump performance —cycle times, pressures, and temperature
  • Pump noise
  • Cylinder condition
  • Control valves and relief valves
  • Hoses and lines
  • Return to dig
  • Propel and steering
  • Auxiliary systems

Frame and chassis:

  • Engine and mainframes
  • Pin and bushing joints
  • Axles and tie rods
  • Articulation joints
  • Booms, arms, and linkage
  • Dozer and C frames
  • Circle frame
  • Grapple frame


  • Remaining undercarriage wear life or tread wear
  • Track frame
  • Track suspension

Ground-engaging tools:

  • Bucket/blade condition
  • Wear-item condition

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