Articulated wheel loaders are ideal for large construction jobsites that require a lot of loading, such as piling debris into dump trucks, or moving aside materials like asphalt, dirt, wood chips, snow, or feed. Wheel loaders — also known as front end loaders — offer roomy, high-visibility cabs for reduced operator fatigue and unmatched productivity. Their easy fingertip controls are backed by power steering and automatic transmissions.
Wheel loaders are some of the most versatile earthmoving equipment. With optional attachments such as pipe carriages, forks, and extendable booms, you can reach higher, lift larger loads, or transport pipes and conduit.
FAQs about Wheel Loaders
What is a compact wheel loader?
- Multiple manufacturers have created smaller versions of their equipment. There are now mini excavators, compact backhoes and compact wheel loaders. While they may not always have “compact” in their name, typically a “compact” earthmoving machine has a bucket that can hold less than 3 cubic yards of material.
What is a wheel loader used for?
- A wheel loader is typically used to move materials across a jobsite. These can be loose materials like soils, gravel or wood chips. Wheel loaders can also move bagged feed or concrete or other large objects using various attachments.
What types of wheel loader attachments are available for rent?
- United Rentals offers optional attachments for wheel loaders in our Earthmoving Attachments section. We have fork attachments, extendable booms and pipe carriages for wheel loaders to make them the most versatile earthmoving equipment.