444 Backhoe Loader

The Cat® 444 Backhoe Loader provides a proven engine, operator comfort and control, a powershift transmission, an Excavator Style Boom, powerful and efficient hydraulics, three Power Management Modes, and Product Link™.

Proven Cat® Engine

Powered with proven and reliable Cat® engine. There are two engine options, Tier 2 equivalent Cat 3054C engine with 74.5 kW and Tier 3 equivalent C4.4 engine with 74.5 kW. Both the options deliver superior performance with best in class fuel efficiency.

Operator Comfort and Control

Pilot Hoe Controls provide smooth and comfort to operators. These controls mounted on fully adjustable pods offer the operator finer controls whilst giving improved ergonomics.

Excavator Style Boom

The Excavator Style Boom is iconic to Cat backhoe loader (BHL). This gives the operator more dig depth and reach when working around obstacles meaning less repositioning of the machine is required.

Powerful and Efficient Hydraulics

The load sensing and closed center hydraulic system actively matches power and flow to the demand and delivers best in class fuel efficiency and better component life. Flow sharing valves provide greater control and precision to the operation.

Power Management Modes

The operator can choose between Eco Mode, or Standard Mode depending on job and site conditions. Eco mode will save the operator fuel, lowering their owning and operating costs.

Product Link™

Product Link™ comes as standard on the Cat BHL (however, depends on the local restrictions if any). Cat Product Link offers data like machine location, Service Meter Units (Hours) (SMU), etc.

Standard Equipment

Cab ROPS and FOPS
  • Cab, Standard
Tires/Steering/Brakes
  • All Wheel Drive
  • All Wheel Steer
  • 100% Differential Lock
  • Hydraulic Boosted Brakes
  • Tires 24 inch
Engine/Transmission
  • Engine Cat 3054C 74.5 kW
  • Battery, 750 CCA, Standard
  • Hinged Radiator Pack
  • Forward-Neutral-Reverse (FNR) on Loader Lever
  • Eco Mode
  • Standard Mode
  • Transmission Neutralizer
  • Transmission, Six Speed Automatic
Controls
  • Controls, Pilot Joysticks
  • Pattern Selector (ISO/SAE)
  • Power Steering, Hydrostatic
Hydraulics
  • Variable Displacement Piston Pump
  • Side Shift Lock
  • Hydraulic Oil Cooler
  • Loader Kickout, Float
  • Loader Kickout, Return to Dig
  • Continuous Flow
  • Programmable Auxiliary Flow
Booms, Sticks and Linkages
  • Stick Standard, 4.3 m
  • Transport Lock, Swing
  • Transport Lock, Boom
Other Attachments
  • External Tool Box
  • Transport Tie Downs
Electrical
  • Product Link Cellular
  • Reversing Alarm
  • Stabilizer Alarm

Additional information

Offering Type

Engine - Power - Net

70 kW ( 95 HP )

Engine - Standard Offering Tier 2 Equivalent - Torque Rise (net) - SAE J1349 Net

397 N·m ( 293 lbf )

Engine - Standard Offering Tier 2 Equivalent - Ratings at 2,200 rpm - Gross Power ISO 14396

74.5 kW/101 hp

Engine - Standard Offering Tier 2 Equivalent - Net Power Rating at 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349

70 kW/95 hp

Engine - Standard Offering Tier 2 Equivalent - Power Rating Conditions - No De-Rating Required Up To

2286 m ( 7500 ft )

Engine - Standard Offering Tier 2 Equivalent - Torque Rise (net)

31% @ 1,400 rpm

Engine - Standard Offering Tier 2 Equivalent - Bore

105 mm ( 4.1 in )

Engine - Standard Offering Tier 2 Equivalent - Ratings at 2,200 rpm - Gross Power SAE J1995

75 kW/102 hp

Engine - Standard Offering Tier 2 Equivalent - Engine

3054C 74.5 kW Mechanical Turbo

Engine - Standard Offering Tier 2 Equivalent - Net Power Rating at 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249

71 kW/96 hp

Engine - Standard Offering Tier 2 Equivalent - Stroke

127 mm ( 5 in )

Engine - Standard Offering Tier 2 Equivalent - Displacement

4.4 l ( 269 in³ )

Engine - Optional Offering Tier 3 Equivalent - Power Rating Conditions - No De-Rating Required Up To

2286 m ( 7500 ft )

Engine - Optional Offering Tier 3 Equivalent - Net Power Rating at 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249

70 kW/95 hp

Engine - Optional Offering Tier 3 Equivalent - Torque Rise (net) - SAE J1349 Net

398 N·m ( 294 lbf )

Engine - Optional Offering Tier 3 Equivalent - Net Power Rating at 2,200 rpm - SAE J1349

69 kW/94 hp

Engine - Optional Offering Tier 3 Equivalent - Bore

105 mm ( 4.1 in )

Engine - Optional Offering Tier 3 Equivalent - Ratings at 2,200 rpm - Gross Power ISO 14396

74.5 kW/101 hp

Engine - Optional Offering Tier 3 Equivalent - Torque Rise (net)

32% @ 1,400 rpm

Engine - Optional Offering Tier 3 Equivalent - Ratings at 2,200 rpm - Gross Power SAE J1995

76 kW/104 hp

Engine - Optional Offering Tier 3 Equivalent - Displacement

4.4 l ( 269 in³ )

Engine - Optional Offering Tier 3 Equivalent - Engine

C4.4 74.5 kW Mechanical Turbo Intercooled

Engine - Optional Offering Tier 3 Equivalent - Stroke

127 mm ( 5 in )

Axle Ratings - Rear Axle - Static

22964 kg ( 50627 lb )

Axle Ratings - Rear Axle - Dynamic

9186 kg ( 20252 lb )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter (Optional) - Forward - 2nd

10 km/h ( 6.2 mile/h )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter (Optional) - Forward - 5th

27 km/h ( 16.8 mile/h )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter (Optional) - Forward - 1st

6 km/h ( 3.7 mile/h )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter (Optional) - Forward - 6th

40 km/h ( 24.9 mile/h )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter (Optional) - Forward - 3rd

12 km/h ( 7.5 mile/h )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter (Optional) - Reverse - 3rd

27 km/h ( 16.8 mile/h )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter (Optional) - Reverse - 1st

6 km/h ( 3.7 mile/h )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter (Optional) - Reverse - 2nd

12 km/h ( 7.5 mile/h )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission with Lock-Up Torque Converter (Optional) - Forward - 4th

20 km/h ( 12.4 mile/h )

Weights - Operating Weight - Nominal

9543 kg ( 21039 lb )

Weights - Operating Weight - Maximum

11500 kg ( 25353 lb )

Weights - Counterweights - Maximum

115 kg ( 254 lb )

Weights - Loader, IT with Quick Coupler

185 kg ( 408 lb )

Weights - Operating Weight - ROPS Capacity - Maximum

11500 kg ( 25353 lb )

Weights - 4.3 m Extendible Stick - Excluding Front Counterweight

199 kg ( 439 lb )

Weights - 4.9 m Extendible Stick - Excluding Front Counterweight

355 kg ( 783 lb )

Weights - Operating Weight

9543 kg ( 21039 lb )

Weights - Ride Control

15 kg ( 33 lb )

Weights - Cab - ROPS/FOPS

Standard

Weights - Minimum Counterweight Recommendations - Standard Stick - Loader Bucket - No QC - MP

0 kg ( 0 lb )

Weights - Total Gross Weight Not to Exceed

11500 kg ( 25353 lb )

Weights - Minimum Counterweight Recommendations - Standard Stick - Loader Bucket - No QC - GP

0 kg ( 0 lb )

Weights - Minimum Counterweight Recommendations - Extendible Stick - Loader Bucket - IT Loader with QC - GP

115 kg ( 254 lb )

Weights - Minimum Counterweight Recommendations - Extendible Stick - Loader Bucket - No QC - MP

0 kg ( 0 lb )

Weights - Minimum Counterweight Recommendations - Standard Stick - Loader Bucket - IT Loader with QC - GP

115 kg ( 254 lb )

Weights - Minimum Counterweight Recommendations - Extendible Stick - Loader Bucket - No QC - GP

0 kg ( 0 lb )

Weights - Minimum Counterweight Recommendations - Standard Stick - Loader Bucket - IT Loader with QC - MP

115 kg ( 254 lb )

Weights - Minimum Counterweight Recommendations - Extendible Stick - Loader Bucket - IT Loader with QC - MP

115 kg ( 254 lb )

Weights - Air Conditioning

Standard

Hydraulic System - System Pressure - Loader

250 bar ( 3626 psi )

Hydraulic System - System Pressure - Backhoe

250 bar ( 3626 psi )

Hydraulic System - Pump Capacity @ 2,200 rpm

187 l/min ( 49.4 gal/min )

Hydraulic System - Type

Closed Center

Hydraulic System - Pump Type

Variable-Flow, Axial Piston

Steering - AWD Cylinder, One (1) Double Acting - Rod Diameter

42 mm ( 1.7 in )

Steering - AWD Cylinder, One (1) Double Acting - Stroke

117 mm ( 4.6 in )

Steering - AWD Cylinder, One (1) Double Acting - Bore

85 mm ( 3.3 in )

Steering - AWD Cylinder, one (1) Double-acting - Axle Oscillation

±8°

Steering - Turning Circle (28" Tires) - AWD (inner wheel not braked) - Outside Front Wheels

9.8 m ( 32.15 ft )

Steering - Turning Circle (28" Tires) - AWD (inner wheel not braked) - Outside Widest Loader Bucket

12.59 m ( 41.31 ft )

Steering - Type

Front Wheel

Power Steering

Hydrostatic

Service Refill Capacities - Cooling System - A/C

17.5 l ( 4.6 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Rear Axle

16 l ( 4.2 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Engine Oil - With Filter

9 l ( 2.4 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Fuel Tank

160 l ( 42.3 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Diesel Exhaust Fluid

19 l ( 5 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic Tank

42 l ( 11.1 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Rear Axle - Planetaries

1.7 l ( 0.4 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic System

95 l ( 25.1 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Transmission (Powershift) - AWD

19 l ( 5 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Front Axle

14 l ( 3.7 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Front Axle - Planetaries

1.7 l ( 0.4 gal (US) )

Transmission - Note

Travel speeds of backhoe loader at full throttle, when equipped with 440/80R28 rear tires and LRC 74.5 kW engine.

Engine - Standard Offering Tier 2 Equivalent - Note

Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler and alternator.

Engine - Optional Offering Tier 3 Equivalent - Note

Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, muffler and alternator.

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission (Standard) - Forward - 2nd

10 km/h ( 6.2 mile/h )

Weights - Auto-Shift Transmission

Standard

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission (Standard) - Reverse - 2nd

12 km/h ( 7.5 mile/h )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission (Standard) - Forward - 4th

20 km/h ( 12.4 mile/h )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission (Standard) - Forward - 3rd

12 km/h ( 7.5 mile/h )

Weights - MP Bucket (1.3 m³/1.7 yd³) - without Fold-over Forks

841 kg ( 1854 lb )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission (Standard) - Forward - 1st

6 km/h ( 3.7 mile/h )

Weights - All-Wheel Drive

Standard

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission (Standard) - Reverse - 3rd

27 km/h ( 16.8 mile/h )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission (Standard) - Forward - 6th

40 km/h ( 24.9 mile/h )

Axle Ratings - Front Axle - Dynamic

9186 kg ( 20252 lb )

Weights - MP Bucket (1.3 m³/1.7 yd³) - with Fold-over Forks

1020 kg ( 2249 lb )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission (Standard) - Forward - 5th

27 km/h ( 16.8 mile/h )

Axle Ratings - Front Axle - Static

22964 kg ( 50627 lb )

Transmission - Auto-Shift Transmission (Standard) - Reverse - 1st

6 km/h ( 3.7 mile/h )

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