The John Deere 245 is a loader designed to be hitched onto the back of a tractor. The 245 is built for transporting agricultural produce and materials, such as bales of hay or fencing, and excavating. The loader has a large bucket attached to a self-levelling mechanical lift. In addition to producing the 245, John Deere manufactures a variety of loaders for different tractor specifications, from small 15-horsepower vehicles to powerful 160-horsepower tractors. John Deere is a renowned manufacturer of tractors and tractor attachments.
The John Deere 245 loader is compatible with tractors that have an output of 30 horsepower to 60 horsepower. It has a 5-foot-wide bucket but also can be equipped with attachments, including 6- and 7-foot-wide buckets, grapples and forks. It possesses a self-levelling system that is controlled by two joysticks and a quick-mounting system for faster attachment.
Frame, Torque Tube and Pivot Point
The loader's frame is manufactured with seven-gauge, high-tensile-strength steel, meaning it can withstand up to 50,000 psi of pressure. It is equipped with dual torque tubes designed to provide stability and strength. Every pivot point in the loader's frame possesses carbon pins that have a plated finish to make them more resistant to corrosion. It also is equipped with pin retainers to prevent pin rotation.
Bucket, Dump Angle and Operational Capacity
The loader's maximum dump angle is 43 degrees, with a bucket rollback angle of 20 degrees. In addition, it has a digging depth of 5 inches and an overall height-in-carry position of 5 feet, 7 inches. The loader's maximum lift capacity is 1247 Kilogram. In addition, it also possesses a breakaway capacity at 2,500 psi of 1.81 Kilogram.
The loader's maximum lift height is 10 feet, 7 inches. This makes the loader suitable for stacking hay bales or depositing grain into a trailer. It has a clearance with the bucket dumped of 8 feet, 2 inches. In addition, it is able to reach 24 inches at its maximum height.
Attaching the John Deere 245
To attach the loader, align a tractor pedestal with the loader brackets. Connect the hydraulics and lower the loader onto the frame. Insert two pins and fasten two bolts onto the pins to secure the loader to the tractor.
John Deere's Model 210 front-end loader also can be hooked to a tractor with a power output between 30 horsepower and 60 horsepower. The Model 310 is designed to be attached to larger tractors with 45 horsepower to 90 horsepower.