Wheel loaders: John Deere

November 2009 Vol. 64 No. 11

The model 444K wheel loader with Tier 3 emission-certified diesel packs an impressive torque reserve for power.

The LCD screen offers general operating info, customized machine settings, diagnostics and a camera-eye view of activity behind the machine. Powershift torque-converter transmission employs smart-shift technology to continuously evaluate speed and load conditions, and adjusts clutch-pack engagement to suite. Ride control makes transport smooth, allowing the loader to navigate the jobsite more quickly without losing its load. 800.503.3373, www.deere.com