Loader Construction equipment

Loaders are among the most popular construction machines. This type of machine is also referred to as a shovel, scoop, bucket loader, front loader or wheel loader. Thanks to their design, they are well-suited for transporting large quantities of loose goods. Think of, among other things, sand, rock, waste or wood. The best-known wheel loader manufacturers are Caterpillar, Volvo and Komatsu. BAS World always has a large selection of new and used wheel loaders of different brands and types in stock.

Brands and options

In addition to CAT and Volvo, Hyundai, Doosan, Hitachi, Case, New Holland, Liebherr, JCB, Schaeff, Terex, Kubota, Liung Gong and Sany also manufacture wheel loaders. These brands together produce a large number of different types of wheel loaders with various features. These extra options make the work more comfortable, easier or safer. Some common options are a rear view camera, air suspension seat or air conditioning. In addition, shovels can be equipped with tools that increase their productivity such as weighing systems, BSS, hydraulic quick coupling and work lights.

What is a wheel loader used for?

Wheel loaders are suitable for loading or transferring work when dealing with loose materials. Loaders usually equipped with a large closed bucket by default. It allows them to unload a large amount of soil in, for example, an articulated hauler or walking floor trailer. Wheel loaders can also be used to profile a rubble or sand track.


Loaders are available in all shapes and sizes. They are usually labelled as compact, small, medium or large wheel loaders. The most compact loaders weigh around 6 tons. Due to their short turning radius and size, loaders can operate in buildings or other small spaces. The largest wheel loaders weigh more than 50 tons. These machines are used in mining and can dig as much as 20 m3 of soil.

How much does a used wheel loader cost?

The price of a wheel loader mainly depends on its age and type. A compact wheel loader obviously costs a lot less than a large mining shovel. In addition, the amount of operating hours also plays a role. This is the number of hours that the engine ran. Because these machines do not cover large distances, their mileage does not give a good indication. The price of a used unit is around €55,000. Depending on the options, a new wheel loader can cost more than half a million.

Leasing a used or new loader or shovel

It is possible to lease a new or used wheel loader from BAS World. The lease period can vary from 24 to 60 months. Servicing can also be included. Ask one of our sales representatives about the possibilities.