John Deere announced an updated production series of buckets for its 744K-II, 824K-II and 844K-III wheel loader models. The buckets offer several new features, including an improved bucket profile, integrated narrow spill guards, bushed static bucket pin joints, and optional wear plating.
The series includes 30 configurations that improve loading and visibility; are easier and quicker to repair; and extend bucket life in all types of material, the company says.
Curved profile side cutters improve material retention and allow for better bucket fill of loose material, it says. Integrated narrow spill guards provide better visibility to the load so the operator can see when the bucket is full. This helps reduce loading time, fuel consumption and number of loads on the machine, and protects wheel loader linkage, according to the company.
The buckets also feature bushed static bucket pin joints that greatly reduce the need for welding and align boring for repair, enable repair in the field, and greatly reduce maintenance time overall, the company says.