• Tier 3 emission-certified engine
  • Unique Quad-Cool™ design
  • Countershaft-type PowerShift™ transmission
  • Z-Bar and High-Lift Z-Bar configurations


Net Power 125 kW (167 hp) @ 1,900 rpm
Operating Weight 15 879-16 206 kg(35,008-35,729 lb.)
Bucket Capacities 3.1-3.8 m3 (4.0-5.0 cu. yd.)
Dump Clearance 2.55-3.11 m (8 ft. 4 in.-10 ft. 2 in.)


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No place for the faint of heart.

You won't have to be concerned about this waste handler getting trashed too soon. Its rugged reliability starts with traditional John Deere durability features such as a wet-sleeve diesel, inboard planetary wet-disc brakes, and a heavy-duty mainframe. From the high-visibility window bars to the heavy-duty hydraulic belly pan, all vulnerable components are guarded to protect them from trash infiltration and impact damage. Helps keep the daily grind from grinding this highly productive machine, and your operation, to a halt.


  • Unique Quad-Cool™ design helps keep our loaders cool in grueling conditions.
  • John Deere turbocharged Tier 3 diesels deliver impressive torque reserves up to 55 percent (624K/644K). For pull-through power when the going gets tough.
  • Heavy-duty waste-handler buckets range from four to eight cubic yards. Third-function hydraulic valve is available for use with grapple buckets.
  • Optional high-lift booms increase dump height so you can move materials and push productivity to even greater heights.
  • Choose the axles that are right for you. Hydraulic front differential lock and conventional rear is standard; front and rear hydraulic differentials are available. Heavy-duty wide axles are standard on the 744K.