Used Volvo Loaders / Wheel Loaders, What are they and what do they do?

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Used Volvo Loaders / Wheel Loaders, What are they and what do they do? Photo by Chris Martin

A loader, or a wheel loader is a heavy equipment machine (often associated with the term plant machinery) which is used in construction. It can also be used in sidewalk maintenance, often being used to load materials (such as asphalt, demolition debris, dirt, snow, feed, gravel, logs, raw minerals, recycled material, rock, sand, woodchips and even more) into or onto another type of plant machinery; such as a dump truck, conveyor belt or rail car. This is why they are called “loaders".

More often than not used volvo loaders are “wheel” loaders instead of track. The difference between the two is that wheel loaders and more manoeuvrable than track loaders (as well as being able to move at faster speeds), but track loaders gain more grip on slippery surfaces or where there might be lots of loose debris around so a wheel loader would normally slip. They are also used in place of wheel loaders where sharp materials among the construction debris could possibly damage the rubber wheels.

As wheel loaders are more common, they are much easier to find and can therefore be bought cheaper, usually. There are different type of loaders, such as compact front end loaders and tractor front loaders. The difference between the two variants is quite small, but front loaders are usually used to remove snow from the sidewalks, parking lots and other areas where a snowplough or other heavy machinery would not normally be able to get to; meaning that a more manoeuvrable and compact front-end wheel loader can fit the job perfectly, and actually often does.

Holt Plant Machinery has been operating for nearly 25 years, B. H. Holt & Sons has built an unparalleled reputation for delivering quality used volvo loaders and for its high levels of customer integrity. The team buys, sells and advises on a range of plant machinery, however has a particular expertise in Volvo plant equipment and loaders. Supplying trade customers, as well as individuals and companies directly, the company distributes equipment throughout the UK and worldwide through its network of associates and partners. The company is owned and managed by Mark Holt, who would be delighted to discuss with customers the buying or selling of plant equipment, or to simply offer advice on the equipment you own.

 

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Holt Plant Machinery has been operating for nearly 25 years, B. H. Holt & Sons has built an unparalleled reputation for delivering quality used volvo loaders and for its high levels of customer integrity.


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