Ideally, you want to machine that will help you easily meet your production targets efficiently, resulting in the lowest cost per ton moved.
Here are three factors to keep in mind when speccing the best wheel loader for your fleet.
The cost of fuel is a substantial part of your budget. Considering the fuel efficiency of your wheel loader is important – but it’s equally critical to examine that against your production targets. You can have the most fuel-efficient wheel loader on the market, but if it regularly sits idle or negatively impacts production, it’s not saving you money.
A wheel loader’s driveline can give you some of the biggest gains in fuel efficiency – particularly in applications that involve travel over greater distances. Consider factors like the number of speeds a wheel loader has, and whether or not it has a torque converter, which can realize gains while you’re digging, but lose efficiency at higher travel speeds.
The best bucket designs help improve operational efficiency by allowing your workers to spend less time digging and to carry more material. Think about the specific application you need a wheel loader for when considering bucket design.
Questions? Talk to the experts!
Choosing the right wheel loader is a big decision for your business. If you have any questions, get in touch with the experts at Alta Equipment to learn more about the wheel loader manufacturers we carry, and to decide which machine is right for your business.