Deere Unveils Redesigned 344L Loader

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Articulation Plus, first introduced in the company’s K Series, combines an articulated frame with rear-wheel steer, a feature Deere says gives the 344L a host of benefits, including 6 per cent more full-turn tip, 15 per cent tighter turning radius, improved stability and additional lift capacity. “With this feature, we articulate only 30 degrees, but we also have 10-degree rear-wheel steer,” says Drew Miller, product marketing manager, compact wheel loaders. “It’s mechanically linked between the articulation points.” The parallel-lift machine also offers newly designed loader arms and coupler, giving operators increased visibility especially when using forks. The full-turn tip load of 12,650 allows user to lift heavier loads and keep more material in the bucket without adjusting.