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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by lazysnowman, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. lazysnowman

    lazysnowman Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    hey guys new to this site and interested in getting a loader any idea's?
  2. DuramaxLML-42

    DuramaxLML-42 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Volvo L-70, my favorite =D
  3. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    It would be helpful if you explained your operation to answer that question.I'm a Deere man,so theres the 444 ,544 ,and 644 for starters. Basically,1,2, and 3 yd rigs respectively.

    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 641

    My 544J has a 3yd bucket and weighs about the same as a 930G. When I bought it I was shopping for a 3 yard loader. I hope I didn't buy a 2 yard loader.
  5. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    I'm old school.I haven't been on a J or anything close late,late model in a while,but like I said in the other post,traditionally a 1 yd. machine was the 444,2 yd. was the 544, and the 3 yd. the 644.I'm talking now the standard digging bucket,NOT a light materials bucket.I'm sure Deere has increased power and weights on each newer version,but I can't imagine a standard 3 yd. digging bucket on any 544.Deere usually has a stamped placard on the corner of the back of the bucket.What yardage does it say?

    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 641

    It's a 3 yard bucket (even the label on the bucket says so) and it has no problem filling it. It is not a light materials bucket either. It's been a good machine so far. I find that it's much harder to grade than the Cats that I am used to. I think it is because of the way the bucket bottom is designed. It's the first Deere that I have owned.
  7. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    Most of the 444's I have seen are 2.5cy my 310se has a 1.5cy