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Identify This Loader

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by NBSnowGuy, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. NBSnowGuy

    NBSnowGuy Member
    Messages: 40

    This is at the auction and I'm thinking about going to look at it. The model number provided by the auctioneer (73-001L) does not match a Deere Loader as far as I know.

    What do you think it is? What year?

    Serial number is 195598T


    Last edited: Aug 21, 2011
  2. pmorrissette

    pmorrissette Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Looks like a Deere 444
  3. toyotaplow

    toyotaplow Member
    Messages: 84

    Looks like either a 444 or 544 John Deere model B. I believe it would be early to mid 70's. I run one at work and it is a very fast little loader and runs great. The only issue we are having is finding parts, they have stopped making most parts for it and they are getting harder to find all the time.
  4. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    544B, late 70s
  5. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    544b would be my best guess
  6. turfguy87

    turfguy87 Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 30

    It looks exactly like a 544A (early '70s model)
  7. NBSnowGuy

    NBSnowGuy Member
    Messages: 40

    Yeah. Turns out it was an early 70s 544. Someone got it for $8600. Scilent auction format. I wish I had bid more now. It is in a lot better shape than it looks.
  8. Landcare - Mont

    Landcare - Mont Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    Think you could do a whole lot better than that. It obviously needs four new tires at least - that should be good for $6,000-8,000, adding up to at least $15,000 for an almost-40-year-old loader.
  9. NBSnowGuy

    NBSnowGuy Member
    Messages: 40

    It has 6000 original hours a snow blade and snow bucket as well. Looks rough but that's from sitting by the water all year long.
  10. gvm

    gvm Member
    Messages: 69

    Thats a 1974 544A JD