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John Deere 244j loader

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by guff1972, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. guff1972

    guff1972 Junior Member
    from kansas
    Messages: 21

    Has anyone used a John Deere 244j loader and if so how well do they work

    Thanks Brian
  2. loaderplower93

    loaderplower93 Member
    Messages: 66

    I just started using one this year it's my first time in that loader and I like it alot. I'm mostly loading salt trucks and then doing some pushing but I like the machine alot. The only thing I had to get used to was the FNR switch on the joystick, on all the other loaders I had run it had been on the steering column.
  3. Little Jon

    Little Jon Senior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 139

    Just wait till you get use to it. You will never like the steering column shifters again...4 best things ever put on a loader...enclosed cab, air ride seat, joystick, & FNR on joystick!!
  4. loaderplower93

    loaderplower93 Member
    Messages: 66

    oh I totally love it now, after 5 mins I was hooked it's a great little loader...I was supposed to being plowing with a bobcat this winter but they put me on this instead and I couldn't be happier!
  5. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    We have 2 J's a 544 and 644 although there bigger then a 244 its the same controls inside.

    You can still get them with the FNR on the column but its a special order thing for the people who cant get used to the joystick FNR.
  6. Little Jon

    Little Jon Senior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 139

    Cats & Komatsu's have both so you have a choice which is nice.
  7. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237


    I have a 244J loader that I have used now for two snow seasons. One word "GREAT"

    amazing power for its size very maneuverable, great visibility can see over parked cars...variety of attachments that go on an off from the cab. comfortable with big rig controls and features in a tighter package.

    I have used both a 644 and 544 and they are great in open huge parking lots with big pushers or for moving big snow piles but for plowing and clearing congested parking lots etc.this unit does more do to it nimble size and ability to get in places...an you don't have to worry as much about doing damage due to machine weight or having too much power.

    I have the following attachments for mine...

    1.4yd GP bucket
    Protech 10' snow pusher
    Skid Steer Adapter Plate
    Pallet Forks
    Craig 3 yd snow basket
    9' Snoway all angle plow
    all pieces are quick attach and work awesome.

    search for either 244J or my name SuperDutyDave and you will find plenty of pictures.

    I will be posting pictures of the new Craig snow basket this weekend...just received it about 3 weeks ago from Canada and it works great.

    feel free to ask questions or email me.