What is a Compact Wheel Loader?
A compact wheel loader is an articulating loader that weighs less than 20,000 lbs. Compared to skid steer loaders and compact track loaders, compact wheel loaders offer better fuel consumption, greater lifting capacities, and higher travel speeds. However, they have less hydraulic power, are less able to work under low overhead obstacles, and have larger turning radiuses.
What Jobs are good for Compact Wheel Loaders?
Compact wheel loaders are especially well suited for landscape supply yards, landscape installation, agriculture, and snow removal. They are unbeatable at truck loading small amounts of light material and their articulated turning causes less damage to the ground than a skid steer loader. Compact wheel loaders are compatible with a variety of hydraulic tools including brooms, blowers, trenchers, and mixing buckets, as well as traditional non-hydromechnical tools like forks, buckets, and snow pushes.