John Deere - 344K
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John Deere - 344K

If you're seeking more productivity out of a compact loader, we've got your number. The 344K boasts outstanding maneuverability, travel speed, breakout force, reach, and stability — easily making it the most capable in its class. Its unique oscillating stereo steering turns tightest, for fast cycle times and unmatched agility. The spacious walk-through cab is comfortable and fully equipped with intuitive low-effort controls that help your operators do their best. Plus, this loader is loaded with proven durability and uptime-enhancing features such as sealed electrical connectors, durable electrical load center, and simplified serviceability, to list just a few. Read on to learn how the compact and capable 344K can help turn up the production on your next job.

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  • Key Features
    • Interim Tier 4 emission-certified engine.
    • Unique stereo steering.
    • Oscillating rear axle and elastic articulation.
    • Unsurpassed 360-degree visibility.
    • Turbocharged Deere 4.42-L PowerTechTM diesel runs smooth and quiet, and meets EPA IT4/EU Stage IIIB non-road emission regulations.
    • Seamless diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning happens automatically without impacting machine productivity.
    • Stereo steering turns tighter while actually articulating less to provide superior close-quarters maneuverability.
    • Manual low-speed differential lock delivers the tractive effort needed to go deeper into the pile.
    • Oscillating rear axle and front-frame articulation smooth transport over rough terrain — for faster cycles and better material retention.
    • With its exceptional reach, the 344K easily dumps to the center of tandem-axle trucks. For quicker loading cycles.
    • An exclusive standard feature, return-to-dig automatically returns the bucket to a preset level, for faster work cycles.
    • The hydraulic system delivers only the power required, so there’s no wasted horsepower or fuel.
    • Boom and bucket, FNR, and differential lock are controlled by the same low-effort joystick for convenient one-hand operation.
    • Inching/brake pedal slows travel speed while keeping engine rpm high for optimum hydraulic response and control.
    Cab Comfort
    • Tilt steering, multi-adjustable high-back suspension seat, and the smoothest ride in the industry, the 344K comes equipped with everything an operator needs.
    • Enter or exit easily from either side of the walk-through cab.
    • Large expanse of glass and interior/exterior convex mirrors provide unsurpassed all-around visibility.
    • Oscillating axle/elastic articulation absorbs pitching motions and reduces cab tilt by as much as 50 percent — for a more stable, comfortable ride.
    • Add a highly efficient HVAC system to make your operator more comfortable — and even more productive. Automotive-type louvers help keeps the view clear.
    Electrical Systems
    • Easy-to-read monitor displays vital operating info at a glance, including rpm, hours, engine oil pressure, and more. Issues both visual and audible warnings.
    • Electronic control unit lets service tech-nicians easily retrieve vital operating info and helps diagnose problems more quickly.
    • Easy-access fuse panel accommodates quick checks and changes.
    • Available hydraulic quick-coupler makes multitasking easier, switching from bucket to forks in seconds without leaving the seat.
    • Available attachments: Utility/snow blades, augers, bale spears, construction or utility buckets, tooth buckets, pallet forks, scrap and brush-tined grapples, and pick-up brooms.
    • Hydraulically driven fan runs only as needed for efficient cooling, reduced noise, and lower fuel consumption.
    • A/C condenser easily tilts out and away from the radiator for easier clean-out. Doesn’t require draining fluids or disconnecting hoses.
    • Airflow exits the louvers in the rear of the machine, after passing through the A/C condenser, hydraulic/hydrostatic cooler, radiator, and then hydraulically driven fan.
    Transmission and Linkage
    • Low- and high-speed ranges provide infinitely variable travel speeds, letting you creep ahead or max out at 30 km/h (19 mph).
    • Steering linkage is positioned where it’s protected and supported by brackets with easily replaceable wear strips.
    • Easy-lift hood and transverse-mounted engine make daily checks a cinch.
    • Remote test ports allow technicians to troubleshoot problems more quickly.
    • Hydraulic fluid sight gauge and see-through coolant reservoir let you check fluid levels at a glance.
    • Lube bank puts rear axle grease zerks within easy reach.
    • Vertical spin-on fuel and oil filters and environmental drains make fluid changes quick and clean.
    • Convenient lubrication and maintenance chart helps ensure that nothing gets overlooked.
  • Driveline
    Engine Manufacturer John Deere
    Engine Model 4045T
    Emission Rating Interim Tier 4
    Displacement, ltr (Inches³) 4.42 (276)
    Rated Speed, rpm 2400
    Engine Output – Net, kW (hp) 72.3 (97)
    Torque, Nm (lbf / ft) 395.8 (291)
    Transmission Type Hydrostatic
    Front Differential Type Locking
    Rear Differential Type Open
    Tire size – Standard 17.5 R25 – Goodyear
    Service Brake – Type Wet Disc / Drum
    Service Brake – Location All Wheels
    Service Brake – Actuation Hydraulic
    Parking Brake – Type Wet Disc
    Height – Over Cab, mm (ft/in) 3020 (9 ft 11 in)
    Wheelbase, mm (ft/in) 2600 (8 ft 6 in)
    Length – Including Bucket, mm (ft/in) 6130 (20 ft 2 in)
    Ground clearance, mm (inches) 386 (15.2)
    Height – Pivot Pin, mm (ft/in) 3660 (12 ft )
    Reach – At 2130mm 45° Dump, mm (ft/in) 1500 (4 ft 11 in)
    Turning Circle – Maximum, mm (ft/in) 9070 (29 ft 9 in)
    Fuel Tank, ltr (gallons (US)) 160.3 (42.3)
    Hydraulic Tank, ltr (gallons (US)) 100.1 (26.4)
    Axle – Front, ltr (gallons (US)) 9.3 (2.45)
    Axle – Rear, ltr (gallons (US)) 8.7 (2.3)
    Heaped Capacity, m³ (yd³) 1.5 (2)
    Bucket Capacity – Smallest, m³ (yd³) 1.5 (2)
    Largest bucket capacity, m³ (yd³) 1.5 (2)
    Breakout – Bucket , kgf (lbf) 7852 (17310)
    Ride Control System No
    System Voltage, V 12
    Alternator Output, Amp 90
    Pump Type Gear
    Pump Flow, lt/min (gallons (US) / min) 113.6 (30)
    System Pressure, bar (PSI) 229.94 (3335)
    Operating Weight, kg (lbs) 8510 (18761)
    Comparable Build
    Dump Height, mm (ft/in) 2850 (9 ft 4 in)
    Reach at Full Height, mm (ft/in) 830 (2 ft 9 in)
    Tipping Load – Straight, kg (lbs) 6200 (13668)
    2.9% APR for 60 months† on installment plan. Offer available through February 28, 2017. †For complete details regarding this offer, please select the corresponding link.

    Offer Duration

    01 November 2016 – 28 February 2017