March 28th 2024

5 Things to Know When Buying a Wheel Loader

5 Things to Know When Buying a Wheel Loader

March 28th 2024

5 Things to Know When Buying a Wheel Loader

Wheel loaders are versatile machines used in a wide range of industries, including farming, construction, mining, and landscaping. Whatever your lifting and carrying needs, there’s a wheel loader fit for the job! However, as this type of heavy equipment comes in various sizes and with different specifications you may find yourself wondering how to choose the best wheel loader for your needs. 

Allow us to share 5 factors to consider when buying a wheel loader. 

  1. Size

Selecting the right-sized wheel loader helps maximise your return on investment and so it’s a critical consideration. To help you determine the size you’ll need, it’s useful to consider the types of jobs you would be using your wheel loader for, the approximate size and weight of the materials it would need to lift and carry, and whether it would have to keep up with another machine. If you required a machine that could efficiently load a truck, for example, capacity and power would be vital considerations when selecting a suitable unit. A knowledgeable heavy equipment provider like our NSW and QLD dealer YELLO Equipment™ can help you find the best wheel loader to meet your needs. 

  1. Required attachments

Buckets, blades, grapples, forks, hedge trimmers, rippers – attachments greatly diversify the jobs your earthmoving equipment can do. Consider which loader-specific attachments you will require as this will help narrow down the list of suitable wheel loaders. As the bucket is the component that allows the machine to lift, dig, scoop, or transport materials, it’s critical that your wheel loader has the right bucket to match your requirements. 

  1. Aftersales support 

While choosing a wheel loader that can meet your lifting and carrying needs is vital, another aspect often overlooked is the aftersales support you’ll receive. It’s important to purchase your construction equipment from a provider that can offer strong aftersales support, preferably one with service premises so that you don’t have to travel a great distance for maintenance. Manufacturer warranties and access to spare parts are also things to take into consideration when choosing a provider. Our dealer YELLO Equipment™, for example, supports customers throughout the life of their machines – from point of purchase to servicing and OEM parts. 

  1. Serviceability

Speaking of servicing, does the wheel loader offer easy access to maintenance points, like the hydraulic hoses and engine? This is another important thing to consider as the less time your machine takes to service, the less downtime you’ll experience on projects.   

  1. Comfort

While comfort might not be at the top of your list when looking for a new wheel loader, it is still something to take into account as comfort and ease have been shown to help boost productivity. If possible, jump into the cab and test out the wheel loader: how smoothly does it drive? Is a lot of noise generated? Are the joystick controls easy to use? Does it have air conditioning and suspension seating? Comfort and simplicity of operation are important characteristics to look for in a wheel loader.  

Are you looking for wheel loaders for sale?

At SANY, we take pride in crafting top-quality heavy equipment that is reliable, efficient, and versatile. To learn more about our wheel loaders, contact your local dealer

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