The new 524K (pictured) utility-sized, 4-wheel-drive loader joins John Deere's K-Series loaders that include eight other updated models. All K-Series loaders, covering the 2- to 8-yard range, feature a redesigned cab that increases operator comfort and visibility. Shift pedals have been moved forward and the front console size reduced to provide extra room in the cab.
The LCD monitor provides screen displays of machine parameters, an operator check sheet, real-time fuel usage, extensive diagnostics and a payload weighing screen. The optional rear obstacle detection system provides an alert if any object is in the loader's direct path while backing up. It is combined with a rear-camera, which displays through the LCD monitor for increased awareness, especially in high-traffic areas or close-quarter working conditions.
“The easy-to-use diagnostic menu on our monitors allows technicians to get diagnostic information quickly and from one place without hooking up a laptop or using gauges in most cases,” says David O'Keeffe, loader product marketing manager for John Deere. “It also puts the operator in a much better position to increase uptime by keeping a close watch on speeds, pressures and operating temperatures, and by effectively communicating to the shop or dealer on issues to minimize trips to the machine due to incorrect tools or parts.”
Verified by David O'Keeffe, loader product marketing manager for John Deere.
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Yard range: 2 to 8 yards
Features: Keyless start, seat-mounted controls and a new LCD monitor