Compact Wheel Loaders

Building on the success of the Cat M Series Compact Wheel Loader range, Caterpillar has added three new models to the lineup, each with significant design enhancements: 910, 914, and 920, the latter replacing the 918M. New options are available, and certain features available only as options on former models are now standard.

Case Construction Equipment has upgraded its F Series compact wheel loader lineup with new adjustable electro-hydraulic controls. This added functionality allows operators to adjust the responsiveness of the lift and tilt bucket functions for improved control and efficiency on the job site.

John Deere compact wheel loader operators can now reach new heights with the addition of the high-lift option on the 344L compact loader. The 344L High-Lift offers operators increased height and further reach for dumping or stacking, ag material handling, general construction or landscaping and snow removal tasks.

John Deere compact wheel loader operators can now reach new heights with the addition of the high-lift option on the 344L compact loader. The 344L High-Lift offers operators increased height and further reach for dumping or stacking, ag material handling, general construction or landscaping and snow removal tasks.

To introduce its new line-up of compact wheel loaders, Hitachi has incorporated some of the latest features from its full-sized machines. Landscapers and rental fleets welcomed last year's initial offering of re-flagged compact machines from Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc., (HCMA) but now Hitachi engineering has updated these compact models to take their place in the complete wheel loader fleet.

With many attachment options, compact wheel loaders (CWLs) play a pivotal role in jobsite applications ranging from snow removal to street cleaning. These versatile and durable machines are easy to maintain, but a proactive approach can make the difference between a productive day at work and an expensive visit to the dealer.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is delivering on its commitment of "Building Tomorrow" with the unveiling of its first commercial zero-emissions electric compact excavator and wheel loader at bauma Munich. The machines, which are the first to be shown from a new electric range of Volvo-branded compact excavators and compact wheel loaders, deliver zero exhaust emissions, significantly lower noise levels, reduced energy costs, improved efficiency and less maintenance requirements, compared to their conventional counterparts, according to the manufacturer.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will start the launch of an electric range of Volvo branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators in 2020. In a pioneering commitment to future technology, Volvo CE has announced that by mid-2020 it will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheel loaders (L20 to L28), stopping new diesel engine-based development of these models.

Offering operators increased productivity and significantly faster travel speeds, John Deere redesigned its K-Series compact wheel loader models with the introduction of the 244L and 324L compact wheel loaders. Ideal for landscape/snow removal, ag material handling and construction tasks, the new models round out the full line of L-Series compact wheel loaders available from John Deere.

Continuing to expand its offering of job site cleanup solutions, John Deere is introducing the new GS66B, GS72B, GS78B, GS84B scrap grapple buckets and GR72B and GR84B rock grapple buckets into its ever-expanding line of Worksite Pro attachments. The scrap grapple buckets are ideal for scrap handling, recycling center use, disaster cleanup and job site cleanup applications where grappling power is needed to handle material.

Schäffer, a German brand of compact and telescopic articulated loaders, is now available in the United States via Florida-based distributor DFD Loaders. Beginning Q4 of 2018, U.S. buyers can choose from 13 models ranging from 25 to 157 hp for different size jobs.