The loader or loader is a construction machine used for the extraction, loading and transport of materials over short distances. Loaders are used in particular to fill the buckets of construction trucks.
A loader can be on tracks (the most powerful models) or on wheels (more manoeuvrable models); there are also mini loaders for smaller jobs. A loader equipped with a backhoe at the rear is called a backhoe loader or backhoe loader.
The main component of a loader is the front loader bucket. It is operated by an arm which can be telescopic: this is referred to as a telescopic handler or a construction forklift. The bucket of a loader is usually a raised bucket (facing outward). There is a very wide variety of buckets: GHD (high dump bucket), swivel bucket, trench bucket, cleaning bucket, trapezoidal bucket, earthmoving bucket, screening bucket, 4 in 1 bucket, mixer bucket, crusher bucket ... The system of Quick coupler allows easy change of equipment as needed.
Since the first crawler models designed in the 1930s, and the first wheeled models marketed in the 1950s, site loaders have evolved a lot and have become high-performance machines equipped with many options: more powerful and ecological engine, hydraulic circuit optimized, ergonomic driving position, overload warning system, anti-pitching system ...
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Which loader for which site?
If you need to move a lot of material quickly from one point to another on a job site, then the loader is the tool for you. It is mainly used at the end of the site but also after earthworks, to clear materials. It is also used to level the ground in post-construction.
This clearing work is carried out thanks to its loader bucket, different from the digging bucket which is used for digging. If you want to buy a used loader, find out about the storage capacities of the bucket: the maximum capacity is 1500 liters. Logically, the more materials you have to move, the greater the storage capacity of your machine must be.
Important: do you need a skid steer loader or a larger used loader? Note that the Bobcat loader is well known for its small size and for its ability to travel on all types of terrain. Skid steer loaders are the best choice if you are looking for a small loader with optimum storage capacity.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a large loader, more suited to large terrains, we invite you to direct your choice towards the Caterpillar loader or the Volvo loader.
Another important point to check: do you need a track loader or a wheel loader? It depends on the composition of the terrain: if your site is located on muddy terrain, difficult to access and the work is difficult to carry out, then choose a Caterpillar track loader, a Liebherr loader or any used track loader. . More dense and heavier, the crawler loader is more suited to difficult terrain.
On the other hand, if the terrain of your site is dry and easy to access, but the distance to be covered is long, we recommend that you choose a wheel loader. A Volvo wheel loader or a Liebherr wheel loader will definitely be more suited to your expectations.
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