Used Wheel Loaders For Sale

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.


Wheel Loaders News and New Products

VIDEO: Volvo Compact Wheel Loaders Help Deliver Cape Cod Cranberries

During late September through October, as the temperature begins to lower and the leaves change into brilliant New England fall colors, the culmination of a year's work begins with the annual Cape Cod cranberry harvest....


Hitachi ZW30 T4F Compact Loader Makes Its Debut

Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. (HCMA) announced the debut of the ZW30 T4F compact wheel loader recently. The ZW30 features an even half cubic yard bucket, making it ideal for landscape supply operations, nurseries and other applications calling for precise measurements....


John Deere 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader Reaches 1 Million Field Hours

A testament to the durability and performance of the John Deere machines, the 944K Hybrid wheel loader has logged 1 million operating hours in the field. "Whenever we develop a machine, customer needs, such as durability, productivity, profitability and low operating costs, are always at the forefront of our designs....


Kubota Previews New 2021 Construction Equipment with Dealers

Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled six new pieces of construction equipment and various attachments for its network of 1,100 authorized dealers at its annual dealer meeting, Kubota Connect, which was held virtually due to the global pandemic....


Volvo Updates, Expands Load Assist Across Wheel Loader Line; Announces Machine Updates

Volvo Construction Equipment is making its Load Assist machine control applications compatible on a wider range of Volvo CE wheel loaders, from the L60H to the L350H, and is introducing several new Load Assist applications....


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....


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....


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....


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....


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....


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