How to Choose the Right Wheel Loader for You

How to Choose the Right Wheel Loader for You

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Wheel loaders can be an indispensable addition to any farm or construction site. Multifunctional, they can bring flexibility and efficiency to your business. But it’s important to find the right one to suit your needs.

What to Think About When Choosing a Wheel Loader

What you need it for:

While wheel loaders are versatile, they come in a range of different sizes and capabilities. So, to ensure that you get a vehicle that meets your needs, you need to think about where you’re going to use it, how often you’re going to use it, the conditions you’ll be using it in, the capacity of goods you’ll be needing to move at any one time and what you’ll be using it for – including the material types it will likely be handling.

How much space you have:

Wheel loaders come in four distinct size categories: compact, small, medium, and large. It’s important to choose a model that can handle the loads you require but you also need to ensure that you don’t choose a vehicle that is too big for your space. If it is too large to be easily manoeuvrable, it’ll never realise its full value.

What power you require:

The more powerful a wheel loader is, the more efficient it will be. But also consider fuel efficiency for long-term use. So, look at horsepower, torque, and engine type.

What attachments are available:

It’s the versatility of the wheel loader that makes it such a useful tool, but that can be impacted by the range of attachments available. Different brands create different attachments for their vehicles. Some are compatible with off-brand attachments, others aren’t. So, look at the full picture before you commit.

Is it comfortable to drive?

To maximise productivity, you should ensure operator comfort. So, before buying, look at the features, including the interiors and safety features. And, if possible, go to see the loader in person to check out the ease of use and comfort for yourself.

What is the aftersales support like?

When you buy any kind of large value equipment, you need to consider whether the manufacturer and dealership are reputable. Consider whether there’s a comprehensive warranty available and that spare parts will always be obtainable.

What is your budget?

It makes sense to set a budget for your wheel loader purchase and to stick to it. Used equipment can be a very viable option in some instances.

How to assess a used wheel loader?

If you are considering purchasing a used wheel loader, get in touch with our Used Equipment Specialist, here at Cornthwaite Group – Max Cornthwaite on 07912 085992. He’ll be able to let you know what we currently have in stock, the condition of these machines, any warranty and aftersales support available.


Finding the right wheel loader can change the way you work, enhancing productivity, efficiency, versatility, and speed. But for it to be truly beneficial, you have to choose the right one. Cornthwaite Group are one of the largest agricultural machinery dealer groups in the UK, supplying new and used machines, parts, and attachments.

Get in touch to discuss your wheel loader needs.

Call your local Sales Rep or our Group No. 01704 790008 or email


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