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Delegate your to-do list to a John Deere Compact

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Dairy farming doesn’t have to be a chore. Instead of resorting to manual labor, assign more tasks to a highly capable John Deere compact machine. Here’s a guide to help you find the right one to help you reduce man-hours.


Keep a low profile

Our 204L and 304L Compact Loaders combine serious performance with low clearance, so you can be more productive even when navigating low entryways and narrow openings. With up to 930-mm (3 ft. 1 in.) reach and 2.62-m (8 ft. 7 in.) dump clearance, they are highly capable alternatives to skid steers for loading feed mixers and shuttling seed. Optional skid-steer-style coupler can be actuated by push button to quickly and easily connect or release attachments without leaving your seat.

Turn it loose in tight spaces

Whether you work in confined places or simply need a smaller machine to get big results — our 244L, 324L, and 344L Loaders have what it takes. Industry-exclusive Articulation Plus™ steering system on the 244L, 324L, and 344L allows tight turns with large loads, with a tighter turning radius than leading competitive articulation loaders. Loader linkage on the 244L and 324L improves the lift path to near parallel, for increased fork stability and greater holding force than previous models.


Capable farmhands

With their additional lift height and reach, increased boom and bucket breakout forces, and greater horsepower than their small-frame siblings, large-frame 331G and 333G Compact Track Loaders (CTLs) and 330G and 332G Skid Steer Loaders (SSLs) are built to easily tackle your toughest dairy challenges.

Bet the farm on it

Compact sizes enable maneuverability in close quarters. A wide range of model choices from small- to mid- to large-frames and customer-inspired options allow you to match the machine to the application.

Get a moo-ve on

Need to run to the other end of the farm to pick up a hay bale or load the feed mixer? A two-speed transmission (standard on large-frame models; optional on small- and mid-frames) can really speed things up.

Load, carry, repeat

Mid- and large-frame models feature an optional electrohydraulic (EH) boom-performance package that provides bucket self-leveling in both the up and down directions, and programmable settings to ease highly repetitive load and carry tasks.

Narrow it down

Slimmed-down wheel options enable small-frame 312GR, 314G, 316GR, and 318G SSLs to easily fit through openings as narrow as 1.52 m (60 in.).

Milk it for all its worth

Silage defacers, side-discharge or rollout buckets, pallet forks, or a bale hugger — our John Deere attachment lineup includes over 100 versatile models.

Give dairy operations a lift

Select vertical lift for stability and height when loading and lifting. Or choose a radial-lift small-frame 312GR or 316GR SSL for strong digging, grading, and backfilling capability.

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