John Deere’s new L-Series compact wheel loaders are designed to tackle the toughest job site tasks.
Built for construction contractors, landscapers and rental centre operators, the new John Deere 204L and 304L compact wheel loaders are promising higher productivity, increased uptime and lower daily operating costs.
An evolution of the 204K and 304K models, the L-series loaders work well in small spaces and over rough terrain.
“We’re packing more productivity and efficiency into the wheel loader with the release of our L-Series models,” said Drew Miller, product marketing manager, compact wheel loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Perfect for year-round use, these workhorses were designed to take on tough jobs from warmer summer months to snowy winter conditions, while enabling the use of a versatile attachments portfolio when you need them.”
The 240L is equipped with a 62 hp Final Tier 4 Yanmar engine. The 304L also features a Final Tier 4 Yanmar engine that delivers 67 hp. Both models are equipped with fuel-efficient hydrostatic transmissions that reduce noise without sacrificing power.
An optional ride control is also now available, which reduces material spillage and makes for a smoother ride over rough and uneven terrain. Automatically activated front and rear differential locks provide increased traction in harsh conditions. The machine height of the 204L is also configurable to less than 2.4 metres, ideal for jobs with overhead space constraints.
The L-Series compact wheel loaders are equipped with features to minimize maintenance, including; self-adjusting park and service brakes, ground-level maintenance points accessibility and easy cooler access. As well, the new models also offer extended service intervals for engine oil and filters, final drives oil and hydraulic oil.
Owners have the option of selecting either an enclosed cab or open station, providing 360-degree attachment visibility. An improved interior cooling system keeps the operator comfortable in warmer temperatures.
The L-Series compact wheel loaders are compatible with more than 100 John Deere Worksite Pro attachments. Redesigned as a result of extensive customer and dealer feedback, the auxiliary hydraulic control used for attachments has been moved to the primary joystick to increase attachments productivity and ease of use.