• Final Tier 4 emission-certified engine
  • Multi-function color LCD monitor
  • Smart Shift™ ensures gear changes are smooth
  • Unique Quad-Cool™ system


Net Power 92 kW (124 hp) at 2,100 rpm
Bucket Capacity 1.95 m³ (2.5 cu. yd.)
Bucket Width 2.54 m (8 ft. 4 in.)
Breakout Force 7960 kg (17,549 lb.)


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Got a material-handling application that demands extra agility and ability? There's a John Deere loader for that. Built on the highly reliable platform of its predecessors, the enhanced utility 444K Loader is loaded with even more customer-inspired productivity- and uptime-increasing features. Its EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV PowerTech™ diesel engine enables it to work, everywhere there's work, even in nonattainment areas. Plus, you'll continue to profit from unique advantages such as our one-of-a-kind Quad-Cool™ design for best-in-class service ease. And a solid-state electrical system with sealed-switch module for unsurpassed reliability and fingertip control of numerous machine functions. PowerShift™ torque-converter transmission on the 444K Loader employs Smart-Shift™ technology to continuously evaluate speed and load conditions, and adjusts clutch-pack engagement to suit.


  • Fluid-efficient EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV diesel engine delivers impressive torque to help maintain good boom and bucket speed in and out of the pile for heaped loads, even in wet or hard-packed material.
  • Standard four-speed transmission adapts to changes in speed and load, for smooth shifting in all gears. Improves productivity and increases fuel efficiency, especially during stockpiling and ramp climbing.
  • Optional axle cooling and filtration for increased durability in demanding conditions.
  • Remote-start battery terminals improve remote starting ease.
  • Optional right-side steps and platform provide easy access to the right side of the machine.