To handle large loads with ease, John Deere has introduced the new 344L Compact Loader to its equipment lineup. This machine is specifically designed to move material quickly, with the Articulation Plus™ steering system, which allows for tight turns with large loads on a whim.
The enhanced vertical lift and faster travel speeds increase productivity, meaning more efficient days on the job site. Furthermore, the cab is specially designed to provide more comfort than ever before, and smooth automatic shifting helps the operator stay focused on the job.
The redesigned engine compartment and cooling package ensure that airflow is never constricted, and the compartment itself reduces the amount of debris that enters the system. For faster ground-level cleanout, the cores are easy to access behind a large screen.
With the 344L Compact Loader, there’s no need to stop and shift. Load-sensing AutoShift employs a proprietary software with “shift logic” that eliminates the need to do so while on the job. In turn, this results in smoother shifting and maximum material retention.
Finally, the new loader-arm and coupler design is specially designed to improve the lifting path to near parallel. This is beneficial as it keeps the load much more level from the ground level, to truck-bed height, to full height. In addition, fewer adjustments mean that less material is lost from the bucket.