Wheel Loaders

Articulated wheel loaders are ideal for large construction jobsites that require a lot of loading, such as piling debris into dump trucks, or moving aside materials like asphalt, dirt, wood chips, snow, or feed. Wheel loaders — also known as front end loaders — offer roomy, high-visibility cabs for reduced operator fatigue and unmatched productivity. Their easy fingertip controls are backed by power steering and automatic transmissions. 

Wheel loaders are some of the most versatile earthmoving equipment. With optional attachments such as pipe carriages, forks, and extendable booms, you can reach higher, lift larger loads, or transport pipes and conduit.

 

FAQs

What is a compact wheel loader?

  • Multiple manufacturers have created smaller versions of their equipment. There are now mini excavators, compact backhoes and compact wheel loaders. While they may not always have “compact” in their name, typically a “compact” earthmoving machine has a bucket that can hold less than 3 cubic yards of material. 

What is a wheel loader used for?

  • A wheel loader is typically used to move materials across a jobsite. These can be loose materials like soils, gravel or wood chips. Wheel loaders can also move bagged feed or concrete or other large objects using various attachments.

What types of wheel loader attachments are available for rent?

  • United Rentals offers optional attachments for wheel loaders in our Earthmoving Attachments section. We have fork attachments, extendable booms and pipe carriages for wheel loaders to make them the most versatile earthmoving equipment.
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Cat Class Code
904-1115

Loader, Landscape, 4WD, 60hp

  • Up to 88 hp engine
  • 4 speeds forward, 2 to 4 speeds reverse
  • Lift capacity up to 6500 lbs
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Cat Class Code
904-2125

Loader, Wheel, 2.0-2.5 Cubic Yard

  • 196 hp engine
  • 33,756 lbs breakout force
  • Up to 4.5 cubic yard capacities
  • Tipping load up to 25,434 lbs
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Cat Class Code
904-2046

Loader, Wheel, 6.0-6.9 Cubic Yard

  • 262 hp engine
  • 42300 lbs breakout force
  • Up to 5.5 cubic yard capacities
  • Tipping load up to 34,120 lbs
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Cat Class Code
904-2015

Wheel Loader, 1.5-1.9 Cubic Yards

  • Tipping load up to 12,522 lbs.
  • Up to 17,310 lbs. breakout force
  • Two-speed travel
  • Up to 2.0 cubic yard capacities
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
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Cat Class Code
904-3020

Wheel Loader, 4WD, Landscape

  • 4-wheel drive unit
  • Integral three-point hitch handles
  • Variety of attachments can hook onto loader
  • Easy to operate
  • Uses: Ideal for clearing, loading, dumping and backfilling
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Cat Class Code
904-2045

Wheel Loader, 5.0-5.9 Cubic Yards

  • Up to 303 horsepower engine
  • Up to 42,705 lbs. breakout force
  • Tipping load up to 43,771 lbs.
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for digging, trenching, backfilling, leveling and grading
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Wheel Loader
Cat Class Code
904-2010

Wheel Loader, 1.0 - 1.4 Cubic Yard

  • Tipping load up to 7,457 lbs
  • Up to 10,792 lbs breakout force
  • Two-speed travel, operating lights
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Cat Class Code
904-2020

Wheel Loader, 2.0-2.4 Cubic Yards, 4WD

  • Bucket capacity up to 2.5 cubic yards
  • Bucket width 100"
  • 124 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping capacity straight up to 17,549 lbs.
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Cat Class Code
904-2025

Wheel Loader, 2.5-2.9 Cubic Yards, 4WD

  • Bucket capacity up to 2.9 cubic yards
  • Bucket width 100"
  • 131 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping capacity straight up to 17,331 lbs.
  • Add this wheel loader to your cart now
Wheel Loader Solo
Cat Class Code
904-2030

Wheel Loader, 3.0-3.4 Cubic Yards, 4WD

  • Bucket capacity up to 3.4 cubic yards
  • Bucket width up to 102"
  • 152-163 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping capacity straight up to 24,484 lbs.
  • Add this wheel loader to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
904-2035

Wheel Loader, 3.5-3.9 Cubic Yards, 4WD

  • Bucket capacity up to 3.9 cubic yards
  • Bucket width up to 102"
  • 152-163 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping capacity straight up to 24,484 lbs.
  • Add this wheel loader to your cart now
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Cat Class Code
904-2040

Wheel Loader, 4.0 Cubic Yards, 4WD

  • Bucket capacity up to 4.0 cubic yards
  • Bucket width up to 119.3"
  • 212 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping capacity straight up to 31,471 lbs.
  • Add this wheel loader to your cart now