The John Deere 344L compact wheel loader is designed to provide productivity for landscaping, snow removal, construction, and agricultural material handling customers year round. The 344L's features are built to help operators move faster and remain comfortable on the job site while increasing machine uptime.
The 344L offers a faster travel speed with smooth auto shift technology up to 25 mph, ideal for customers who have larger job sites to traverse or for snow removal. The Articulation Plus steering system on the 344L allows operators to lift more during turns. Its design features an articulated frame plus rear-wheel steer, providing a tighter turning radius, improved stability, and additional lift capacity.
In addition, the newly designed loader arms and coupler provide better parallel lifting of attachments and increased visibility, especially for operators using forks. With a full-turn tip load of 12,650 lbs., customers are able to lift heavier loads and can keep more material in the bucket without making adjustments.
The 344L features a new cab design. A comfortable air-ride, high-back seat reduces operator fatigue, while heating features keep workers in cold conditions focused on the job. More space in the cab and increased visibility to the loader arm and bucket improve overall efficiency. The 344L is also equipped with pivot and rear oscillation to provide a smoother ride.
To increase uptime, a redesigned engine layout and cooling package provide increased airflow for superior cooling, reduced debris penetration risk, as well as easy access to ground-level service points. Reversing fan capabilities keep customers in high-airborne-debris areas running longer.
The wheel loader features a final Tier 4 Deere engine. Proprietary shift logic reduces operating costs by better retaining material with smooth shifts and decreases operator fatigue. Rim pull control extends tire life by allowing customers to adjust the torque of the machine to the conditions of their job sites.