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Deere Extends Warranty on 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader

John Deere is extending the eight-year/20,000-hour power electronic components warranty on its 944K hybrid wheel loader.

John Deere is extending the eight-year/20,000-hour power electronic components warranty on its 944K hybrid wheel loader. The warranty supports John Deere’s commitment to the durability and reliability of the popular unit, which was recently named as a finalist for the Diesel Progress Summit Awards in the Electrification Application of the Year category.

     “Since the launch of the 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader, we have reached over half a million hours in the field,” said Ryan Blades, director C&F customer and product support for John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Customers trust our machines and components, and they know they can count on our equipment to power through tough and challenging jobs. With the extension of the warranty offering, we are giving our customers an opportunity to go through a 15,000 to 18,000-hour machine rebuild without any concern about the longevity or reliability of the power electronic components.”

     The extended warranty coverage includes the same eight-year or 20,000-hour (whichever comes first) nonprorated assurance on wheel motors, generators, power inverters and brake resistors. This offer is now extended to July 31, 2020 and applicable to existing machines in the field and new 944K hybrid wheel loaders. Certain customer conditions must be met to maintain warranty coverage. This includes component rotation between 15,000 and 18,000 hours; drive voltage cables replacement between 15,000 and 18,000 hours; and an annual dealer machine inspection.

     The 536 HP 944K hybrid wheel loader is equipped with an EPA Final Tier 4 engine. Additionally, the machine can provide significant fuel savings over 9-yard3 loaders with conventional drivetrains (actual fuel consumption rates and savings will vary with machine application, utilization, operator and model of competitive unit), the company said. Other features, including the brushless AC generators and motors, water-cooled brake resistors and solid-state power electronics, deliver reliable, long-term performance, especially in quarry and large-load applications.

        

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