Getting behind the advanced wheel


John Deere is bolstering its wheel loader lineup with the 904 P-tier wheel loader.

The new 904 P-Tier is a two-pass loader solution that the company says provides the durability and reliability to take on processed aggregate stockpiles and more efficiently load trucks or rail cars all day long.

No one ever said safety second.

Based on proven components and designs, the new 904 P-tier offers obstacle intelligence features such as an advanced vision system – an industry-first for loaders. This system allows increased visibility to sides of the machine by integrating two digital cameras on the rearview mirror platform and combining views into a dedicated single display in the cab.

The 904 P-Tier also offers an improved rear object detection system. This feature overlays the projected vehicle reversal path within the same dedicated monitor, enhancing the operator’s experience and situational awareness.

It also provides an audible alert for objects behind the machine that increases in intensity as objects get closer. By combining cameras, radar and machine learning, obstacle intelligence gives operators eyes in the back of their head.

These features, coupled with premium cab comfort options, help to ensure operators remain productive throughout the day.

Designed to do the heavy lifting, the rugged 904 P-Tier comes equipped with 7.5m³ and 7.1m³ material-handling buckets with integrated spill guards and curved side cutters and seat-mounted hydraulic controls for easier and more intuitive operation.

High-capacity, heavy-duty axles with standard axle cooling filtration deliver durability in difficult conditions compared to previous models.

With its large tilt cylinders and impressive hydraulic pressures, engine power and torque, the 904 P-Tier provides the muscle for operators to work comfortably. With advantages such as fuel-efficient engines, lockup torque converters and a dedicated steering pump, operators can do more while burning less fuel.

“The 904 P-Tier is built off the success of the 844L aggregate handler,” John Deere Construction and Forestry solutions marketing manager for loaders and aggregates Luke Gribble said.

“It’s equipped with key features like increased horsepower, breakout force, hydraulic pressures and bucket offerings.

“The 904 P-Tier is purpose-built for the rugged demands of the aggregates industry and the new model identity supports this approach.

“We wanted to advance our machines’ technology offerings by adding features that improve the experience of those who operate these machines.”

The 904 P-Tier is also JDLink-compatible, providing real-time machine data and alerts and leveraging a suite of dealer and factory tools to deliver increased productivity and uptime, as well as lower daily operating costs.

JDLink is now available without a subscription and at no cost.

To learn more, visit the John Deere Website here.

Send this to a friend