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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.

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 System:
- 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.


Engine Manufacturer
 John Deere  
Engine Model
Emission Rating
 Interim Tier 4  
Displacement, ltr (Inches³)
 4.42 (276)  
Rated Speed, rpm
Engine Output - Net, kW (hp)
 72.3 (97)  
Torque, Nm (lbf / ft)
 395.8 (291)  
Transmission Type
Front Differential Type
Rear Differential Type
Tire size - Standard
 17.5 R25 - Goodyear  
Service Brake - Type
 Wet Disc / Drum  
Service Brake - Location
 All Wheels  
Service Brake - Actuation
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)  
Width Over tires - Std, mm (ft/in)
 3660 (12 ft )  
Height - Pivot Pin, 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
System Voltage, V
Alternator Output, Amp
Pump Type
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)