Tag: wheel loader

A wheel loader or a shovel uses a controlled arm to put materials into a dumptruck, onto a conveyor belt or a feed hopper. Possible materials are: asphalt, demolition debris, dirt, feed, gravel, logs, raw minerals, recycled material, rock, sand, wood chips, etc. There are many types and brands of wheel loaders. The most popular brands are Caterpillar, Volvo, Case, Ahlmann and Komatsu. The type most used is a front end loader.

Carrying the Load

Carrying the Load

From compact wheel dumpers to heavy-duty dump trucks, grading and excavation contractors have choices to move earth in vehicles that feature more efficiencies and innovations than ever before. Bell Trucks America’s B60E is powered by the OM473 577 horsepower Mercedes engine, with a rated payload of 121,254 pounds and a load capacity of 45.8 cubic yards.

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of Grading & Excavation Contractor.

Industry experts agree: using a piece of compact ­equipment with multiple attachments turns that one machine into a multipurpose tool for road construction site preparation work that can help contractors complete their jobs more efficiently, bid on

VIDEO: CASE G Series Wheel Loaders—Power, Productivity, Lower TCO

VIDEO: CASE G Series Wheel Loaders—Power, Productivity, Lower TCO

These new loaders feature the power, performance and efficiency owners have come to expect from CASE, now with an all-new operator environment that simplifies operation and helps increase performance and productivity.

And each new G Series wheel loader was built with a focus on lowering total cost of ownership – helping

Project Profile: Sliding Into Home

Project Profile: Sliding Into Home

The excavation site’s close proximity to a critical road and active runaways wasn’t even the biggest challenge for Midwest REM; it was the restrictions on overhead space.

Liebherr’s Participation at Conexpo Con/Agg 2017

Liebherr’s Participation at Conexpo Con/Agg 2017

Biberach / Riss (Germany), 22 December 2016 – During Conexpo Con/Agg 2017, Liebherr will present an extensive selection of its Earthmoving, Material Handling and Construction Equipment product range. The Liebherr outdoor booth will be located at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Gold lot G4637.

Liebherr at the

John Deere Improves Compact Wheel Loaders

John Deere Improves Compact Wheel Loaders

MOLINE, Ill. (Dec. 20, 2016) — Customers looking for machines that are productive, versatile and ready for anything should look no further than the John Deere 244K-II and 324K compact wheel loaders. Both machines include new features and options to increase productivity, visibility, versatility and lower daily operating costs for

Volvo Helps Get Milk From Moo to You in Texas

Volvo Helps Get Milk From Moo to You in Texas

Best known for its oil barons and cowboy culture, Texas is experiencing a new kind of gold rush, with the Lone Star state now one of the leading dairy producers in the United States. With an annual rainfall of 910 mm (36 in) and a particularly long summer, Texas is

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