John Deere Wheel Loader 344K

Pump up the volume.

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.


Manufacturer:John Deere Construction
Model:344K Interim Tier 4
Model year:2017
Brand:John Deere
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Length:20 ft. 2 in. (6,130 mm)
Height:9 ft. 11 in. (3,020 mm) to top of cab
Weight:18,761 lbs. (8,510 kg)
Wheelbase:8 ft. 6 in. (2,600 mm)
Ground Clearance:15.2 in. (386 mm)
Transmission Type:Hydrostatic
Brakes:Wet disc / drum
Tires:17.5 R25 Goodyear
Engine Type:Interim Tier 4
Engine Make:John Deere
Engine Model:4045T
Net Horsepower:97 hp (72.3 kW) @ 2,400 rpm
Displacement:276 ci (4.42 l)
Torque:291 ft. lbs. (395.8 Nm)
Fuel Tank Capacity:42.3 gal. (160.3 l)
Hydraulic System:3,335 psi (22,994 kPa) pressure
Hydraulic Reserve:26.4 gal. (100.1 l)
Std Pump Flow:30 gpm (113.6 lpm)
Tipping Load:11,596 lbs. (5,260 kg) straight; 11,596 lbs. (5,260 kg) full turn
Height to Bucket Pin:12 ft. (3,660 mm)
Bucket Breakout Force:17,310 lbs. (7853 kN)
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