A recent article by Construction Equipment Guide looks at how wheel loaders have been changing over the years, and how some things have stayed the same:

“Wheel loaders utilize a basic design that hasn’t changed much in decades.  What does change about wheel loaders is that, over time, incremental design improvements are made by their makers. Those advances are made to, among other things, increase the machines’ fuel efficiency and extend their service intervals, enhance their operator ease-of-use and safety and provide features that offer faster cycle times. To accomplish that, engineers are constantly working to develop and enhance new engine and transmission technology.”

Be sure to read through the entire article to find insight from Hitachi’s Dustin Hoogeveen (district product support manager), Mel Wade (engineering manager), and Sam Shelton (marketing manager)!