Deere’s new waste handler takes on the trash

A number of features on the new John Deere 624H Waste Handler are designed to ensure the machine thrives in the harsh realities of landfills, scrap yards and recycling facilities.

An advanced cooling system screening design includes a low profile, hood-mounted air inlet screen, side-shield inlet screens, air-intake precleaner and a rubber baffle for the engine compartment. These protect the radiator from flying debris and trash and prevent debris from reducing airflow and overheating the engine. Strategically placed guards also protect axle seals, loader frame access, boom cylinders, hydraulic lines, sensors and zerks.

The 624H uses a turbocharged, after-cooled, 6.8-liter Deere PowerTech 6068H engine with 160 horsepower and a single stage torque converter powershift transmission with computer control for smooth shifting. The planetary final drives and self-adjusting wet-disc brakes are mounted inboard for protection and durability. A high-lift boom comes standard and adds more than 14 inches to the loader dump clearance.

Optional equipment includes a swing-out cooling fan with an automatic reversing feature, hydraulically actuated bottom guards and a roof-mounted air conditioning condenser.