John Deere Wheel Loaders


One-of-a Kind Advantages

Your business is unique — just like John Deere's L-Series Compact Loaders. Whether you work in tight places or simply need a smaller machine to get big results — John Deere's 244L Loader has what it takes. The Articulation Plus steering system allows tight turns with large loads, with a tighter turning radius than leading competitive articulation loaders.


Rated Power71 hp @ 2400 rpm
Break Out Force10792 lbs
Operating Weight12026 - 12787 lbs


Generous Power

EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4) emission-certified four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. Rimpull control manages power to the wheels, allowing the operator to select the optimal setting to reduce tire and driveline wear.

Fast Getaway

With a standard top speed of up to 23 mph, this compact loaders can make some pretty quick moves on and between jobsites.

Ready, Willing, and Able

Industry-exclusive Articulation Plus steering system combines 30 deg. of articulation plus an additional 10 deg. of rear-wheel steer. By reducing the articulation angle, this design allows tighter turns that are more stable.

Convenient, One-Hand Control

Boom and bucket, F-N-R, and differential lock are controlled by the same low-effort joystick. Mini-joystick controls auxiliary hydraulic functions including high flow.

Lock and Load

Optional throttle lock and creep control let you set a slow ground speed while maintaining full engine power to an attachment. It’s perfect for work with attachments such as snow blowers, cold planers, or even silage defacers.


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