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PowerTech™ EPA Interim Tier 4 (IT4)/EU Stage IIIB engine coupled with a hybrid-electric drive delivers significant fuel savings over 9-yard3 (6.88 m3) loaders with conventional drivetrains.
Hybrid-electric drive system is designed to be more dependable. Brushless A/C generators and motors, water-cooled brake resistors, and solid-state power electronics deliver reliable, long-term performance. Reduced engine-speed range increases wear life over conventional drives.
Flow-sharing hydraulic system boasts the fastest cycle times and the quickest boom-raise time in the 944K’s size class, speeding short-pattern truck loading. Each boom and bucket function has its own hydraulic pump for quick, smooth operation, and faster truck loading.
Front fender has been cut back to enable greater visibility to the front tire, so the operator can see when slippage occurs. Fender extensions are available.
Engine runs at a choice of three constant operator-selected rpms, so boom and bucket functions are powerful, responsive, and quick, while optimum fuel efficiency is maintained. Reduces overall machine noise and operator fatigue.
Hybrid-electric drive smoothly and efficiently recaptures energy to slow the loader when the operator lets off the accelerator. This lessens the load on the engine and reduces fuel consumption.
Generators, brake resistors, wheel motors, and inverters are warranted for 8 years or 20,000 hours, whichever occurs first.*
Quad-Cool design places coolers in a boxed configuration that’s isolated from engine heat, for increased efficiency and durability.
Coast-control feature functions like dynamic braking in a hydrostatic transmission, slowing the loader without touching a pedal and helping reduce service-brake component wear.
Joystick steering adapts to ground speed to deliver smooth, low-effort control for fatigue-beating comfort. F-N-R switch with up- and downshift buttons ensures fast, smooth shifting and directional changes.
More spacious cab is 10-in. wider than the 844K-II, making it the largest in its class.
At only 108 dBA, noise is much less noticeable to bystanders than with other loaders, making this loader a good neighbor. For the operator, cab noise is only 72 dBA.
All daily service points including fueling are grouped for quick and convenient ground-level access.
The 944K is available with four bucket options, a 6.88-m³ (9.0 cu. yd) spade-nose rock bucket, 6.5-m³ (8.5 cu. yd) heavy-duty granite spade-nose rock bucket, a 7.65-m³ (10 cu. yd.) general-purpose pin-on bucket or a less bucket option.
Four standard tie-off points are located on top of the cab above each ROPS post that meet MSHA and OSHA requirements. The operator or technician can simply remove the bolt and install their safety device while performing service on the 944K.
Specs & Compare
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Hybrid Wheel Loader
|Engine Manufacturer||John Deere|
|Engine Model||PowerTech PSX 6135|
|Emission Rating||Interim Tier 4|
|Displacement, ltr (Inches³)||13.5 (824)|
|Rated Speed, rpm||1600|
|Engine Output - Net, kW (hp)||400 (536)|
|Torque, Nm (lbf / ft)||2530 (1866)|
|Torque Rise, %||23|
|Transmission Type||A/C Electric|
|Tire size - Standard||35 / 65 R33|
|Service Brake - Type||Wet Multi Disc|
|Service Brake - Location||All Wheels|
|Service Brake - Actuation||Hydraulic|
|Parking Brake - Type||Wet Multi Disc|
|Height - Over Cab, mm (ft/in)||4150 (13 ft 4 in)|
|Wheelbase, mm (ft/in)||4500 (14 ft 9 in)|
|Length - Including Bucket, mm (ft/in)||11690 (38 ft 4 in)|
|Ground clearance, mm (inches)||582 (22.9)|
|Width Over tires - Std, mm (ft/in)||3729 (12 ft 2 in)|
|Height - Pivot Pin, mm (ft/in)||5350 (17 ft 6 in)|
|Reach - At 2130mm 45° Dump, mm (ft/in)||2870 (9 ft 5 in)|
|Turning Circle - Maximum, mm (ft/in)||17860 (58 ft 6 in)|
|Fuel Tank, ltr (gallons (US))||761 (201)|
|Hydraulic Tank, ltr (gallons (US))||378 (100)|
|Transmission, ltr (gallons (US))||34 (9)|
|Heaped Capacity, m³ (yd³)||7.65 (10)|
|Bucket Capacity - Smallest, m³ (yd³)||6.5 (8.5)|
|Largest bucket capacity, m³ (yd³)||7.65 (10)|
|Breakout - Bucket , kgf (lbf)||46896 (103388)|
|Ride Control System||Optional|
|System Voltage, V||24|
|Alternator Output, Amp||150|
|Pump Type||Axial Piston Pump|
|Pump Flow, lt/min (gallons (US) / min)||379 (100)|
|System Pressure, bar (PSI)||350 (5000)|
|Operating Weight, kg (lbs)||53500 (117947)|
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Enjoy peace of mind with a standard, limited, basic warranty on specific 944K electric-drive generators, brake resistors, wheel motors, and inverters for 8 years or 20,000 hours, whichever occurs first.*
Features and specifications are based on published information at the time of publication. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
* Through October 31, 2018. Components must be rotated between 15,000 and 18,000 hours. Drive voltage cables are not covered and must be replaced between 15,000 and 18,000 hours. Annual machine inspection must be performed by an authorized John Deere Construction & Forestry dealer.