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Category: Blog
Date: March 16, 2019

What exactly is a Wheel Loader?

In simple words, a wheel loader is construction site equipment designed for versatility, used to transfer materials from one point to another. The loader consists of a bucket (also known as shovel) that is controlled through an electronic arm; the bucket can be electrically controlled to place materials and move them from point to point. Wheel loaders are generally utilized for materials like gravel, recycled material, demolition debris, dirt, wood chips, sand, and asphalt, etc.

In case you are looking for a versatile equipment that does more than just one specific task, wheel loaders can prove very helpful, as they are known for numerous jobsite activities. It can easily become your ‘go-to’ machine for many on-site tasks. Before you convince yourself that you need a wheel loader, it is important that you understand its benefits and features and how they prove useful for your specific jobsite requirements.

Use of Wheel Loaders

Wheel loaders are a perfect choice for construction, landscaping, mining, agriculture, and waste
management applications. Caterpillar builds a complete line of wheel loaders, including the world's largest mechanically driven 994K. Cat Wheel loaders are among the highest rated equipment designed to offer safe, faster and profitable material handling.

Wheel Loader as an All-Terrain Material handler

Wheel loaders can make excellent all-terrain material handler. On construction sites, wheel loaders can transfer materials like sand, soil, bricks, timber, concrete, pipes, and more. While on farms, they prove useful for moving feed and general supplies around the farm, for productive daily operation.

Waste Management and Clearing with Wheel Loaders

Wheel loaders can also be used for waste handling and clearing tasks. With an attached grapple or log grab, it can easily handle bulk logs single logs and power poles. Wheel loaders can also be useful in sorting large volumes of stumps, foliage, and scrub. In addition, the wheel loader can be hooked to a stick rake to clear out scrub and foliage from the site. It can also be used to clear the ground for revegetation and harvest.

Things to Consider before buying a Wheel Loader

When buying a wheel loader, here are few points you might want to consider:

  1. The equipment must be reliable in terms of functionality and productivity
  2. The equipment must be fuel-efficient and comfortable to use for the operators

Focus on the following while looking for a wheel loader for your construction site or any other project:

  • Functionality (Ease of use)
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Environmental friendliness
  • Versatility

A quality machine always results in fewer fuel emissions and better fuel economy without compromising the machine’s performance.
Another important thing apart from the functionality is the type and the size of the wheel loader. Wheel loaders are designed to perform various tasks and for that matter, they come in various sizes with varying functionalities. Generally, you can find wheel loaders in compact, small, large or medium size. Depending on the type of material handling job, you can choose a wheel loader that best fits the bill.

Cat® Wheel Loaders

Cat wheel loaders come in many different configurations to meet your varying requirements. They are known for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, versatility, and operator comfort. You can make your Cat wheel loader even more versatile by pairing it with Caterpillar's broad range of work tools. Al-Bahar offers a wide variety of wheel loaders in every size class: Compact Wheel Loaders, Small Wheel Loaders, Medium Wheel Loaders, and Large Wheel Loaders. No matter what your material or handling job is, we can help you choose the wheel loader that best matches your needs.

Conclusion: Buying the right equipment can prove to be a substantial investment for your construction site or any other project that require heavy machinery. Just make sure that you have considered fuel economy, ease of use and functionality of the equipment before swiping your credit card.