The revolutionary hybrid-electric drivetrain consists of the John Deere 13.5L engine, gearbox, two 3 phase Alternating Current (AC) permanent magnet generators, power electronics or inverters, four 3-phase Alternating Current (AC) Switched Reluctance (SR) motors, four 2-stage reduction final drives, and two brake resistors. The electric drive components are backed by an 8-year, 20,000 hour warranty providing peace of mind when investing in this machine.
The 944 X comes with exclusive and customizable features that ensure maximum productivity occurs while also reducing fuel burn and tire slippage, which are major drivers in a machines operating costs.
Loaders in this size class are expected to last multiple lives and total cost of ownership is a key factor in upfront purchasing decisions. Since the 944 X does not contain major components like axles and a transmission, those components will not need to be rebuilt or replaced like a conventional drive loader. Because of this, a MidLife event between the 18-20k hour range costs approximately 50-60 percent of the cost of rebuilding a traditional drive machine.
The 944 X offers the lowest preventative maintenance cost per hour in it’s size class over traditional drive loaders and is designed with ease of serviceability in mind through both ground level and left and right side lighted platform access. It also comes with the Quad-Cool™ cooling system, a John Deere exclusive, that places the radiator, air-conditioner condenser, intercooler, and charge air, hydraulic, fuel, gearbox, power electronics and axle coolers in a unique boxed configuration that is isolated from engine heat to more efficiently cool these components throughout the day.
The 944 X is the most fuel-efficient machine in its size class meaning that it can move more material while burning less fuel. This allows operations to put more material through the crusher while burning less fuel. In addition, it’s design efficiencies help realize additional environmental impact reductions through common tasks on aggregates jobsites helping to lower carbon emissions and reducing the 944 X’s overall environmental impact.
kg of CO2 Saved
202 passenger vehicles driven for one year
16 homes electricity use for one year
1.3 million smartphones charging
Maintaining visibility to your surroundings is crucial in applications that the 944 X is utilized in. With that in mind, John Deere has designed the machine to allow optimum operator line of sight to key components like the bucket and tires while also offering additional features that enhance visibility around the entire machine.
|Specs & Compare|
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|Engine Manufacturer||John Deere|
|Engine Model||PowerTech PSS 6135|
|Displacement, ltr (Inches³)||13.5 (824)|
|Rated Speed, rpm||1600|
|Engine Output - Net, kW (hp)||400 (536)|
|Torque, Nm (lbf / ft)||2530 (1866)|
|Transmission Type||A/C Electric|
|Front Differential Type||Open|
|Rear Differential Type||Open|
|Tire size - Standard||35 / 65 R33|
|Service Brake - Type||Wet Multi Disc|
|Service Brake - Actuation||Hydraulic|
|Parking Brake - Type||Wet Multi Disc - Transmission|
|Height - Over Cab, mm (ft/in)||4200 (13 ft 9 in)|
|Wheelbase, mm (ft/in)||4500 (14 ft 9 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)|
|Fuel Tank, ltr (gallons (US))||746 (197)|
|Hydraulic Tank, ltr (gallons (US))||378 (100)|
|Heaped Capacity, m³ (yd³)||7.65 (10)|
|Breakout - Bucket, kgf (lbf)||47568 (104869)|
|Ride Control System||Yes|
|Pump Flow - 1, lt/min (gallons (US) / min)||379 (100)|
|System Pressure, bar (PSI)||350 (5000)|
|Operating Weight, kg (lbs)||54253 (119607)|
Customers who purchase a new 944 X-Tier Wheel Loader between now and 31 December 2025 will receive a 96 month or 20,000 hours (whichever occurs first) component assurance on electric-drive generators, brake resistors, wheel motors, and inverters. *
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Features and specifications are based on published information at the time of publication. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*Through December 31, 2023, annual machine inspection must be performed by an authorized John Deere Construction & Forestry dealer.