Wheel loaders: What should you know?

  • Editorial Team
  • Wheel Loaders
  • 28 October 2019

If you are a busy project or plant manager, and you’ve run into trouble with the availability of heavy-duty machinery and/or construction equipment, you will need an instant solution. There are many reasons why you can find yourself in this predicament:

Your usual or specified supplier might simply have let you down by double booking the equipment you need. The company might have gone into liquidation. You might have an unexpected need for an additional plant. The safety certificate may have expired on equipment in your possession. A piece of equipment may have irreparably broken down.

Whatever the reason, if you do find yourself with a heavy-duty machinery emergency, you will need to know where to turn for immediate help. You might, for example, need to know where you can find a new wheel loader for sale. Alternatively, if you have a strained budget, finding a used wheel loader for sale could be the answer.

Fully serviced, compliant and ready to go

When you find yourself in urgent need of any piece of heavy-duty machinery or construction equipment, there are two things uppermost in your mind. Firstly, how quickly can the piece of plant be on site, and will it be delivered properly maintained, certified and compliant with the all of the appropriate health and safety regulations?

Sometimes project managers find themselves in trouble when the wrong type of wheel loader has been specified. A wheeled loader may have been provided on the basis that onsite manoeuvrability was key. If circumstances have changed and traction has become the issue, it will mean that you need a loader with tracks rather than wheels.

Cost efficiency

A wheel loader for sale will be cheaper to buy than a tracked unit. Generally speaking, wheeled loaders are cheaper to maintain than their tracked counterparts because new wheels are significantly cheaper than new tracks. However, it is not quite that simple.

In the majority of cases, heavy tyres should be replaced after 600 to 1,000 hours of activity. Rubber tracks, however, often last much longer – say up to somewhere around 1,600 hours. Steel tracks have an even longer life. In other words, you will have to forecast the usage time in order to make the best decision from a maintenance cost point of view.

MY Equipment for all your heavy-duty machinery or construction equipment needs

Whatever your need when it comes to heavy-duty machinery and/or construction equipment, we here at MY Equipment can help. Whether it is a wheel loader for sale, or hire or lease, or a fully serviced crane, powerlifter of flatbed, we keep a wide range of products in stock. We can also assist with repairs.

For more information on our services and how we can help you in your hour of need, why not get in touch with us today?