John Deere introduces Performance Tiering options for wheel loaders

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John Deere has introduced its new Performance Tiering Strategy, which provides a range of products at different levels of capability and user needs.

Available first on the wheel loader lineup, the Performance Tiering Strategy provides machines built for various applications and jobs to enhance profitability and efficiency.

Deere is also moving away from the traditional series letter designations, the Performance Tiering Strategy provides three tiers of machines — G, P and X tier.

“Every jobsite is unique, and customers want machine solutions that can be personalized to meet their diverse needs, including performance, price and comfort,” said 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.”


Adding a premium edge, the X-tier models are built with the most innovative John Deere technology and features, delivering the manufacturer’s highest levels of productivity, efficiency and customer experience.


The P-tier machines can be counted on to produce at high levels, and include advanced features that deliver exceptional performance, efficiency, comfort and service life in demanding, high-production applications.


The G-tier models are practically equipped and economical, providing proven capabilities with the reliability and ruggedness expected from John Deere. These machines are ideal for customers in need of a reliable machine to complete common light or medium duty tasks. .

The 444-724 P-tier machines reflect the performance capabilities and features that most customers expect from John Deere, such as those found on the current L-Series wheel loaders, including a redesigned cab, standard parallel lift Z-Bar loader linkage, high-lift plus option, electrohydraulic controls and dual return-to-dig settings.

The 5-tonne 644 X-tier wheel loader features E-Drive technology, comprises a diesel-electric drivetrain and exemplifies the type of innovative features that distinguish the X tier.

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The 644 G-tier is the first model to be available in the lineup of G-tier wheel loaders.

Leveraging proven components and technologies, the 644 G-tier is equipped with an all-new cab designed to boost operator comfort and productivity. Customers can customize the machine through a variety of base-level packages, including axles, tires, ride control, seats, radio and rear chassis work-light selections. With the 644 G-tier machine, John Deere delivers a solution ideal for light to medium construction jobs, such as stockpiling, short load-and-carry, truck and hopper loading and material handling.

All tiered machines are backed by John Deere Connected Support and a five-year subscription to JDLink.

Customers can distinguish the different levels of tiering by not only the attributes and capabilities, but also by the distinct branding and design cues on the machines.

The John Deere X and P machines are now available for purchase in Canada and the United States. The 644 G machine is available in Canada and other global markets. Deere also plans to introduce Performance Tiering for other product categories over time.