What are Loaders Used for?
Loaders are a special piece of equipment used for moving ground from one location to another. They are widely used in a variety of construction sites to help both landscapers and construction workers transport raw materials quickly and efficiently, especially loose dirt and ground. Loaders come in a variety of different styles, sizes and with added functionality for different jobs.
Different Types of Loaders
Depending on your needs, there are many different types of loaders, offering different types of loading capacities, horsepower options, and terrain capabilities. We’ve explored some of the most popular types of loaders below so that you can find the right loader for your job.
Backhoe loaders are one of the most common and versatile types of loaders. They have the standard loading bucket on the front, and the option for a hoe attachment on the back. This allows for a lot of versatility and higher performance. The backhoe has teeth that help tear up the ground, loosen the dirt and make it easier to move. They commonly operate on wheels rather than a track system.
Skid Steer Loaders
Skid Steer Loaders are another type of versatile loader. Their advantages are their unique turning systems, which make them more mobile than other kinds of loaders. True to their name, these loaders steer by skidding, they can lock their tires one one side and direct power to the other to allow for tight turning radiuses.
Track & Multi-Terrain Loaders
Rather than wheels, these loaders make use of tracks while allowing them to traverse more complex terrain. Track loaders are not as quick as wheeled vehicles, but their larger footprint doesn’t put as much pressure on the surface of the ground which can be an advantage on many job sites.
These models don’t have a cabin that you sit on to steer and operate the vehicle, but instead have open controls on the back that allow you to steer while standing behind the loader. These smaller models come in different varieties with both tracks and wheels.
If you need to rent a loader for your next project, you’ve come to the right place. We offer rentals for a wide range of loaders, including backhoes, skid steers, and track loaders. Give us a call at 603-431-1109 or contact us here for more information.