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.
It doesn’t have axles. Each wheel has its own electric motor. The hydraulics are electric driven. Its small diesel engine charges the battery energy storage system. 98% of its parts are new and it’s fundamentally a new design. Volvo CE has been field testing the LX1 hybrid wheel loader since
The electric revolution in heavy equipment continues to move forward. The latest offering comes from Caterpillar and its new electric drive 988K XE wheel loader. It uses what Cat calls its switched reluctance technology. The wheel loader still has its C18 engine, mechanical drop box, driveline, and axles. In the
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 larger projects, create a more diversified portfolio, and work in all weather and
Electric drive loader delivers 25% greater overall efficiency and up to 10% more productivity in load-and-carry applications than the industry leader 988K loader
The new Cat® 988K XE is the first wheel loader offered by Caterpillar with a high-efficiency electric drive system. This new large wheel loader joins the industry leader
Compaction is an essential part of the grading and excavating process because it is the component of the process that provides stabilization for the rest of the project, points out Ed Brenton, brand marketing manager, CASE Construction Equipment. “Without proper compaction, a job will fail in the future,” adds Brenton.
Every CASE G Series wheel loader comes with return-to-travel, height control and return-to-dig functionality that automates select boom functions to simplify operation and improve cycle times – especially important in production work with common/repetitive loading cycles.
Rolling Meadows, Ill., July 31, 2017 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new WA200-8 wheel loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, this addition to the wheel loader family combines high production with low fuel consumption and improved operator comfort.
Sometimes it can seem like the development of new technologies moves glacially slow. Then comes the day it actually arrives and the impatience of waiting suddenly falls away.
The idea of testing a prototype hybrid wheel loader at a landfill and transfer station in California came up two years ago when