thomas. Loader. June 04th , 2018.
Several if not most countries have similar equipment. The Dutch armed forces for instance use models like the Werklust WG18Edef which weighs 15 tons 2 more than the corresponding unarmored civilian model. In addition the Dutch military previously used extra armor modules covering most of the window surface with steel for extra protection. These were however not popular with the crews due to low visibility.
Loaders are used mainly for loading materials into trucks laying pipe clearing rubble and digging. A loader is not the most efficient machine for digging as it cannot dig very deep below the level of its wheels like a backhoe can. The capacity of a loader bucket can be anywhere from 0.5 to 36 m31 depending upon the size of the machine and its application. The front loaders bucket capacity is generally much bigger than a bucket capacity of a backhoe loader.
While the front-end loaders on CUT size tractors are capable of many tasks given their relatively small size and low capacities when compared to commercial loaders the compact loaders can be made more useful with some simple options. A toothbar is commonly added to the front edge of a loader bucket to aid with digging. Some loaders are equipped with a quick coupler otherwise known as a quick attach (QA) system. The QA system allows the bucket to be removed easily and other tools to be added in its place. Common additions include a set of pallet forks for lifting pallets of goods or a bale spear for lifting hay bales.
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