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Family-owned and operated Britton Industries, a producer of natural and dyed mulches, screened topsoil, leaf compost and aggregate products, has been ...

Focus on Wheel Loaders
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Family-owned and operated Britton Industries, a producer of natural and dyed mulches, screened topso...

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Wheel loaders, also known as front end loaders or bucket loaders,are used primarily for material handling, digging, road building, site preparation and load-and-carry. The earliest versions were actually small agricultural tractors outfitted with a loader bucket to transport light materials. Over time these machines evolved, first as rigid frame wheel loaders in the late 1930s, then to articulated wheel loaders in the 1940s.


Wheel loaders, also known as front end loaders or bucket loaders,are used primarily for material handling, digging, road building, site preparation and load-and-carry. The earliest versions were actually small agricultural tractors outfitted with a loader bucket to transport light materials. Over time these machines evolved, first as rigid frame wheel loaders in the late 1930s, then to articulated wheel loaders in the 1940s.




As wheel loaders increased in size, safety concerns arose, particularly concerning the positioning of the loader pivot arm. These concerns ledto the adoption of a front mounted pivot in the late 1950s. Hough was one of the first manufacturers to produce a wheel loader with a safer design, followed quickly by Caterpillar, Case and Allis-Chalmers.

Today's wheel loaders are comprised of a pivoted frame with the engine mounted over the rear wheels. A cab or canopy rests over the frame. The machine's pivot arrangement gives the wheel loader the ability to work in small turning circles.


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Fri September 01, 2017

Strategy Improves Total Operation for Britton Industries

Family-owned and operated Britton Industries, a producer of natural and dyed mulches, screened topsoil, leaf compost and aggregate products, has been servicing the landscaping and construction markets of central New Jersey and southern Pennsylvania for more than 28 years....

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Tue August 04, 2020

Volvo CE Electric Machines to Be Available for Online Booking

Volvo Construction Equipment's drive to electromobility continues to expand with the opportunity for customers in North America to prebook the ECR25 electric excavator and L25 electric wheel loader starting Aug.19....


Thu July 23, 2020

Volvo CE L45H, L50H Wheel Loaders Now Offered With High-Speed Driveline

A high-speed driveline option is now available on Volvo Construction Equipment L45H and L50H compact wheel loaders, which more than doubles top speeds from 12 to 31 mph. This allows the machines to travel more quickly between job sites and also can reduce cycle times....


Thu July 09, 2020

Takeuchi Announces EquipmentShare as New Dealer in Columbia, Mo.

Takeuchi-US has introduced EquipmentShare as a new dealer. Located in Columbia, Mo., it will be selling the full range of Takeuchi track loaders, excavators and wheel loaders. In addition to stocking parts, this location also will be an authorized Takeuchi equipment repair center to support new and existing customers....


Wed July 01, 2020

Wheel Loaders Get the Snow-Clearing Edge

Motor graders are the industry's go-to solution for clearing snow, and with good reason. It's hard to find a way to move large amounts of snow more efficiently than this tried-and-true machine....


Wed July 01, 2020

HCMA Introduces Its Newest Wheel Loader For High-Volume Production

Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. (HCMA) is introducing the new ZW330-6 wheel loader on the heels of the ZW370-6, recently introduced during ConExpo 2020. Designed and engineered to meet the demands of the North American market, the new model offers exceptional levels of performance without compromising on efficiency, according to the manufacturer....


Tue June 09, 2020

Case Technology Enhancements for G Series Wheel Loaders

Case Construction Equipment's G Series wheel loaders feature increased technology to improve production and the overall operating experience. These latest enhancements (standard or optionally fit based on feature) are anchored by a large touchscreen display that serves as the command center for the new integrated onboard payload system, control customizations, improved telematics and streamlined operating parameters....


Thu May 28, 2020

Volvo H-Series 2.0 Wheel Loaders: New Hydraulics and Optimized Transmission for Faster Cycle Times

The H-Series wheel loaders from Volvo Construction Equipment take a proven machine and add the latest technology, including the next-generation OptiShift and new load-sensing hydraulics and transmission....


Tue April 28, 2020

Komatsu WA800-8 Wheel Loader Increases Fuel Efficiency, Features New Technology

With newly designed front and rear frame and loader linkages, the Tier IV Komatsu WA800-8 wheel loader has the most durable chassis in model history, according to the manufacturer.* On display at the Komatsu booth at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020, the 254,700 lb....


Thu April 16, 2020

Doosan Introduces DL580-5 Wheel Loader to Serve Aggregate, Mining, Construction Markets

Doosan Infracore North America LLC is expanding its wheel loader lineup with the new DL580-5 wheel loader. This machine offers customers a two-pass fill wheel loader for over-the-road, 24-ton capacity trucks, improving operational efficiency and reducing load-out cycle times....


Wed April 15, 2020

ESCO Ultralok U60 Adapters Now Offered With Wear Cap Option for Loaders and Excavators

Working closely with customers in demanding wheel loader and excavator applications, ESCO identified the need for additional adapter protection. Large quarry and small mining class loader conditions can be extremely abrasive, accelerating top adapter wear....


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