Used Wheel Loaders for sale in Nitro, WV


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Both powerful and versatile, wheel loaders are heavy-duty machines found on almost all construction sites. From loading small amounts of gravel to transporting large loads of rubble, wheel loaders are most commonly used for excavation, landscaping, and agriculture. 

Like a large shovel, wheel loaders use a large bucket attached to a front arm to scoop up material to be transported or loaded into vehicles. They can be categorized into two types: light and heavy. Many different attachments can be used with wheel loaders, including forks, rakers, and couplers. 

Since the uses for a wheel loader vary, consider the size and nature of your needs when looking at used wheel loaders. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Used wheel loaders can range from $5,000 - $200,000 depending on the size machine that is needed.

  • Top brands of used wheel loaders include Caterpillar, John Deere, and Bobcat.

  • Wheel loaders are used to load materials into vehicles, clearing rubble and waste, laying pipes, and light digging.

  • Wheel loaders can range from 11,000 lbs for compact models to over 500,000 lbs for heavy-duty models.

  • Even if you are experienced in driving other heavy machinery, operating a wheel loader takes thorough studying of the operation manual. Operating this machine can be quite different from others –instead of the front tires turning, the machine pivots in the middle. Be sure to receive proper training before operating a wheel loader.

  • Knowing what type of jobs and projects you'll be using your wheel loader for is the main step in looking for a used wheel loader. Consider the size, tipping load, load capacity, and compatible attachments – all crucial to proper and efficient use.

  • While used wheel loaders may arrive with a few cosmetic flaws such as scratches, dents, and surface rust, they should still arrive near their original operating capacity.

  • With salaries as high as $64,000, wheel loader operator salaries typically range from $32,500 to $42,000.

  • To become a wheel loader operator, you're required first to learn how to operate a wheel loader via a training course. Due to the size and difficulty of maneuvering a wheel loader, you must also go through an apprenticeship with an experienced wheel loader operator to become certified.