John Deere front loaders are a series of tractors designed for material handling. They have hydraulic lift arms and interchangeable front-end attachments designed to move and relocate various materials, such as dirt, gravel, snow, pallets and agricultural items.
The attachments are designed to be flexible, with removable mounting connections on a front plate, and hoses that connect to the loader's hydraulic ports provide power and control for the attachments. John Deere designs its frames to be interchangeable, so a single attachment can fit most models. Many types of attachments are available, such as buckets or scoops, forks, spears, blowers and brooms.