John Deere is debuting its enhanced production series buckets for the 744K-II, 824K-II and 844K-III wheel loader models. The enhanced production buckets offer several new features, including an improved bucket profile, integrated narrow spill guards, bushed static bucket pin joints and optional wear plating.

When updating bucket design, John Deere added curved profile side cutters that improve material retention and allow for better bucket fill of loose material. Integrated narrow spill guards provide better visibility to the load so the operator can see when the bucket is full.

The enhanced production series buckets also feature bushed static bucket pin joints — a feature on the current 844K and 944K wheel loaders. These pin joints greatly reduce the need for welding and align boring for repair, enabling repair in the field.

John Deere is also offering improved, optional wear plates to extend bucket life. Non-wear plate buckets are available with external cheek plates only and are ideal for non-abrasive materials. Wear plate buckets include external and internal cheek plates and wear liners on the floor.