News Releases   September 10, 2019

John Deere Extends 20,000-Hour 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader Warranty

MOLINE, Ill. (September 10, 2019) — Confident in the strength and long-lasting design of its machines, John Deere is extending the eight-year/20,000-hour power electronic components warranty on the 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader. The warranty supports John Deere’s commitment to the durability and reliability of its popular 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader, which was recently named as a finalist for the Diesel Progress Summit Awards in the Electrification Application of the Year category.

“Since the launch of the 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader, we have reached over half a million hours in the field. Customers trust our machines and components, and they know they can count on our equipment to power through tough and challenging jobs,” said Ryan Blades, director, C&F customer and product support for John Deere Construction & Forestry. “With the extension of the warranty offering, we are giving our customers an opportunity to go through a 15,000 to 18,000-hour machine rebuild without any concern about the longevity or reliability of the power electronic components.”

The extended warranty coverage includes the same eight-year or 20,000-hour (whichever comes first) nonprorated assurance on wheel motors, generators, power inverters and brake resistors. This offer is now extended to July 31, 2020 and applicable to existing machines in the field and new 944K Hybrid Wheel Loaders. Certain customer conditions must be met to maintain warranty coverage. This includes component rotation between 15,000 and 18,000 hours; drive voltage cables replacement between 15,000 and 18,000 hours; and an annual dealer machine inspection.

The powerful 536 HP 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader is equipped with an EPA Final Tier 4 engine. Additionally, the machine can provide significant fuel savings over 9-yard3 loaders with conventional drivetrains*. Other features, including the brushless AC generators and motors, water-cooled brake resistors and solid-state power electronics, deliver reliable, long-term performance, especially in quarry and large-load applications.

For additional information, visit http://www.deere.com/Quarry or contact your local dealer.

*Actual fuel consumption rates and savings will vary with machine application, utilization, operator and model of competitive unit.

About Deere & Company

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.

For further information, the news media should contact:

Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division
P.O. Box 8806
Moline, IL 61266-8806

Amy Jones, imre
Phone: 410-821-8220
E-mail: amyj@imre.com