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John Deere rolls out performance tiering strategy

By |  February 2, 2021
Photo: John Deere

The P-tier model, pictured, has advanced features designed for demanding, high-production applications. Photo: John Deere

John Deere launched a performance tiering strategy aimed to deliver a range of products at different levels of capability and user experience.

Available first on the wheel loader lineup, the performance tiering strategy provides machine solutions built for various applications and jobs designed to enhance profitability and efficiency, John Deere says.

Moving away from the traditional series letter designations, the performance tiering strategy provides three tiers of machines – G tier, P tier and X tier. According to John Deere, the X-tier models are built with the company’s most innovative technology and features to deliver the highest levels of productivity, efficiency and customer experience.

P-tier models aim to produce at high levels with advanced features designed for demanding, high-production applications. Meanwhile, G-tier models are practically equipped and economical, John Deere says, and they’re ideal for customers in need of a reliable machine to complete common light- to medium-duty tasks.

The 444-724 P-tier machines include a redesigned cab, a standard parallel lift Z-Bar loader linkage, a high-lift plus option, electrohydraulic controls and dual return-to-dig settings.

The 644 X-tier features E-Drive technology, comprises a diesel-electric drivetrain and exemplifies the type of innovative features that distinguish the X tier.

The 644 G-tier is the first model to be available in the lineup of G-tier wheel loaders. According to the company, it is equipped with an all-new cab designed to boost operator comfort and productivity. The 644 G-tier is ideal for light to medium construction jobs such as stockpiling, short load-and-carry, truck and hopper loading, and material handling.

Operators can customize the machine through a variety of base-level packages, including axles, tires, ride control, seats, radio and rear chassis work-light selections.

“Every jobsite is unique, and customers want machine solutions that can be personalized to meet their diverse needs, including performance, price and comfort,” says Jason Daly, global director of production systems, technology and marketing at John Deere. “By offering three tiers, customers can move up or down the spectrum to find the right mix of features, performance and innovation for their business and application.”

The John Deere X and P machines are now available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada, and the 644 G machine is available in Canada and other global markets.

Carly Bemer

About the Author:

Carly Bemer (McFadden) is the associate editor at Pit & Quarry. She can be reached at 216-363-7930 or cbemer@northcoastmedia.net.

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