John Deere 344 P-Tier Compact Wheel Loader

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Run small. Dream big.

Meet the 344 P-Tier Compact Wheel Loader, designed to include a wide range of reliable standard features and proven options that help you imagine results on a whole new level. Like all of our compact construction equipment, it’s designed to be a highly adaptable multitasker that can make quick work of tight spaces and tight deadlines alike.

Smaller do-it-all articulated loaders that combine head-turning maneuverability, sure-footed stability, and comfortable capability are the backbone on which our P-Tier Compact Wheel Loaders were built. We know that your workdays are usually long and no two jobs are the same, so we took your equipment wish list and turned it into a dream machine that puts work back on your get-to-do list.

Contact us today for more information on the John Deere 344 P-Tier Compact Wheel Loader, and see why Van Wall has been proudly providing the Midwest with quality compact loaders for over 70 years!

  • Net Power: 103 hp (76 kW) at 2,000 RPM
  • Operating Weight: 19,533 Lbs (8,860 kg)
  • Bucket Capacity: 2.0 – 2.6 Cu Yd. (1.5 – 2.0 Cu M)

Turn Things Around

Industry-exclusive Articulation Plus™ steering system combines 30 degrees of articulation with 10 additional degrees of rear-wheel steer. Reduced articulation angle design delivers tighter turns that are more stable, especially with large loads, than comparatively sized loaders without Articulation Plus™.

On the Level

Loader arm and coupler design improves the lifting path to near parallel for better load-carrying capability than previous models. This keeps the load more level from ground to truck-bed height and helps the operator focus on the task instead of on making manual adjustments.

Reach Your Goals

Outstanding reach enables the 344 P-Tier to efficiently dump to the center of tandem-axle trucks for quick loading cycles. With exceptional lift and height to hinge pin, the optional High-Lift configuration makes this capable compact especially adept at repetitive dumping and stacking applications.

Fast Getaway

With a standard top speed of under 25 MPH, the 344 P-Tier can make some pretty quick moves on and between jobsites.

Control and Command

Low-effort joystick controls boom and bucket, forward-neutral-reverse (F-N-R), and differential lock. Adjustable-height monitor lets operators keep close watch on vital machine functions.

Enjoy the Ride

Standard ride control cushions the boom during travel over rough and uneven terrain, reducing material spillage from the bucket and minimizing site cleanup.


Engine Manufacturer: John Deere

Engine Model: PowerTech PWS 4045H

Displacement: 275 Cu In. (4.5 L)

Rated Speed: 2,000 RPM

Engine Output, Net: 103 hp (76 kW)

Torque: 299 Lb-Ft (405 Nm)

Transmission Type: Hydrostatic

Front Differential Type: Locking

Rear Differential Type: Open

Standard Tire Size: 17.5 R25

Service Brake Type: Wet Disc & Drum

Service Brake Actuation: Hydraulic

Parking Brake Type: Wet Disc


Height Over Cab: 9 Ft 11 In. (3,030 mm)

Wheelbase: 8 Ft 6 In. (2,600 mm)

Ground Clearance: 16.9 In. (430 mm)

Width Over Standard Tires: 7 Ft 9 In. (2,370 mm)

Height to Pivot Pin: 12 Ft 2 In. (3,720 mm)

Reach at 45° Dump: 5 Ft 5 In. (1,640 mm)


Fuel Tank: 40.9 U.S. Gal. (155 L)

Hydraulic Tank: 30.4 U.S. Gal. (115 L)

Heaped Capacity: 2 Cu Yd. (1.5 Cu M)

Bucket Breakout: 16,411 Lbf (7,443.9 kgf)

Ride Control System: Yes

Pump Type: Gear

Pump Flow: 30 U.S. Gal./Min. (115 L/Min.)

System Pressure: 3,480 PSI (240 Bar)


Operating Weight: 19,533 Lbs (8,860 kg)

344 P-Tier Compact Wheel Loader