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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....


Sat March 28, 2020

Wacker Neuson Articulated Wheel Loader Line Expands

In 2019, Wacker Neuson introduced its largest articulated wheel loader model, the WL95, and has additional models planned for later in 2020. The WL95 has received excellent reviews for its performance and high payload in a compact design, allowing operators to load, move and place material more efficiently, according to the manufacturer....


Tue March 24, 2020

Hyundai Launches A Series Wheel Loaders, Introduces HL930A, Adds CVT to HL975 Model

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas introduced the HL930A and HL975CVT wheel loader models, and launches the first models in its new A Series that feature Cummins Performance Series engines at at ConExpo-Con/AGG....


Mon March 23, 2020

Caterpillar Expands Cat Command for Loading to Small Wheel Loaders

Caterpillar announces the expansion of Cat Command for Loading to its small wheel loader line. Removing the operator from the machine, Command provides semi-autonomous remote operation of Cat 926M, 930M and 938M models to increase operating safety in potentially hazardous operating environments....


Thu March 12, 2020

Hyundai Debuts New Models, New Services at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas this week at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020 introduces new and enhanced models, A Series models exclusively powered by Cummins Performance Series engines, and the integration of new services under the Hyundai Intelligence Care brand....


Tue March 10, 2020

The Newest Wheel Loader: Takeuchi's TW80 Series 3 Compact

Takeuchi-US, a global innovation leader, has unveiled its latest compact wheel loader – the TW80 Series 3. The TW80 Series 3 offers a variety of new features designed to make operators more comfortable and productive on any job site....


Tue March 10, 2020

Komatsu's New WA475-10 Wheel Loader Increases Fuel Efficiency By Up To 30 Percent

Extensive customer feedback and years of testing went into the design of Komatsu's versatile new WA475-10 wheel loader, introduced at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020. Ideal for quarry, waste, infrastructure, forestry and non-residential construction applications, the newly designed WA475-10 with next-generation technology, is on display in Komatsu's booth N-10825....


Wed February 26, 2020

John Deere Completes L-Series Utility Wheel Loader Line With Four New Models

John Deere expands the L-Series wheel loader lineup with four new utility models, the 444L, 644L, 644L Hybrid and 724L. The new wheel loaders incorporate several customer-driven improvements to boost performance and productivity, including a redesigned Z-Bar loader linkage, an updated, ergonomically designed cab, electrohydraulic (EH) controls and a more robust heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system....


Wed February 26, 2020

Case Looks to the Future with Latest Innovations

Founded in 1842, the Case story began with the practical innovations of Jerome Increase Case. Initially known for the development of automated threshing machines, Case soon introduced the first portable steam engine, fondly called "Old Number One," which is still on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C....


Wed February 05, 2020

Wheel Loader Succeeds Motorgrader for Township Work in Seward, Illinois

Seward Township, Ill., has replaced its motorgrader with a new Hitachi ZW180-6 wheel loader. "We bought the Hitachi loader last summer after months of researching what our needs and budget would fit," said Anne Vickery, road commissioner, Kendeall County, Ill....


Thu January 23, 2020

Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America to Debut Latest Models at ConExpo 2020

Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. (HCMA) will debut new wheel loader models, cutting-edge technology and support tools at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas, March 10-14. Since finalizing the purchase of KCM Corporation from Kawasaki Heavy Industries in 2016, HCMA has been striving to expand its product and service offerings to the U.S....