Are you considering purchasing a wheeled mini loader but are not quite sure what benefits it carries?
While tracked mini skid steer loaders are a popular choice across America, wheeled mini loaders carry a variety of other advantages and are more suitable to industries such as landscaping, arborist services and fencing.
There are a few important points to consider when it comes to opting for a mini loader with tires. Not all are the same.
Kanga’s basic model line-up is complimented by the best wheel/tire ground clearance combination possible. These are the main features, which distinguish Kanga from other loaders on the market:
Let’s take a closer look at what this means for the mini loader operator.
The compact loader bucket clearance is such an important product feature that is often overlooked. The Kanga has the ability to carry a full load with the arms resting on the chassis and not comprising ground clearance completely lowered ensures optimum stability & safety and saves on upper loader arm pin wear.
Other machines in the market require the operator to lift the arms when carrying a load as they don’t have adequate ground clearance, this puts unnecessary additional pressure on wear points such as upper loader pins and bushes increasing maintenance of these items.
With a Kanga, the bucket in the full rollback position and arms fully lowered is in line with the belly pan of the machine, providing a true indication of clearance other loaders on the market don’t have the ability to do this.
Wheels are the traditional option for skid steers – they are versatile in all ground conditions and can operate on hard surfaces such as concrete and asphalt but also are at home on turf, dirt and rocky conditions.
Kanga tires are designed for longevity can last for 400 to 500 hours, depending on the surfaces of operation, and this relates to very low running costs over the life of your machine with very minimal maintenance. Kanga have engineered this concept further than any other manufacturer and have developed a design that incorporates huge 23″ tires offering many advantages over machines fitted with smaller wheels.
Think of a 4×4 vs a sedan – the Kanga has the best ground clearance allowing it to clear obstacles like driving over a gutter or worksite ruts without the base pan of the loader bottoming out and becoming bogged. The larger tire diameter means that the machine has a larger surface contact with the ground allowing more torque (pushing power).
All machinery needs engineering strategies to place the least possible load and stress on its components. Not all skid steer loaders are engineered the same. Kanga Loaders are engineered to perform and last. Other manufacturers still mount their wheel motors by bolting them through the sheet metal of the chassis without supporting the wheel motor in a manner that will last the test of time.
Kanga’s wheel motor has its own housing, the bearing was strategically designed to be mounted within the tire hub resulting in the center line of the bearing being in the center of the tire. This results in less pressure and force being transferred through the wheel motor. Less stress on the wheel motor means that the life expectancy of a wheel motor has increased, the bearing is not exposed because it is protected within the hub of the tire.
So, who should be opting for a wheeled compact loader, rather than a tracked loader? We’ve summarized the most important points for you below: