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John Deere 344L compact wheel loader moves up to 25 mph on the jobsite

The 344L offers a faster travel speed with smooth auto shift up to 25 mph, ideal for large jobsites or snow removal.
The 344L offers a faster travel speed with smooth auto shift up to 25 mph, ideal for large jobsites or snow removal.

Combining speed, precision and exceptional lift capacity, the new John Deere 344L compact wheel loader provides peak productivity for landscaping, snow removal and construction customers year-round.

 "We designed the new 344L to help operators get more done in the field faster than they have before," said Drew Miller, product marketing manager, compact wheel loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. "The 344L is a quick, nimble machine that is optimized for handling tight turns while maintaining heavy loads, helping customers focus on the task at hand and not having to manage the machine."

The 344L offers a faster travel speed with smooth auto shift technology up to 25 mph, ideal for customers who have larger jobsites to traverse or for snow removal. The company says that the industry-exclusive Articulation Plus steering system on the 344L allows operators to lift more during turns than leading competitive machines. 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 pounds, 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. A new Tier 4 Final Deere engine offers outstanding serviceability. 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 jobsites. 

Contractors looking to get the most out of their 344L wheel loader can rely on JDLink telematics. The machine monitoring solution provides real-time data and health prognostics to suggest maintenance solutions that decrease costly downtime. Remote diagnostics enable a dealer to read codes, record performance data and even update software without a trip to the jobsite.

John Deere is exhibiting at booth C5351 at World of Concrete 2018.

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