Wheel loader rental companies are constantly striving to improve in response to customer demands and government regulations. They improve existing models in response to user feedback or release new models in response to both feedback and regulations. One of the most notable recent developments is the introduction of 100% electrically powered wheel-loaders. These machines have been introduced by established European manufacturers and are not yet available in the United States. However, expect these machines to appear at US tradeshows in the near future. The Wacker Neuson WL20E, which weighs 5000 pounds, and the Knikmops 130E, which weighs 4000 pounds, are two examples of these wheel-loaders. Depending on the application, they can typically be used intensively for around two hours on a fully charged battery.
Telematics is another intriguing technology that is being implemented. This enables equipment owners to receive and monitor machine data such as consumption and productivity, as well as the machine’s location. GPS tracking is available from the majority of small wheel loader manufacturers. Wheel loader manufacturers provide a wide range of machine options. Wheel loader rental companies and end-users should look for options that improve user-friendliness and machine versatility in particular. If you want to rent a compact wheel-loader, keep in mind that it could be used for anything. Request that your dealer outfits it as such, paying special attention to the auxiliary hydraulics configuration and operation. Many manufacturers now include a specialized joystick that controls all hydraulic functions of the boom, such as angling a joystick-activated sweeper attachment or rotating a log.
Wheel loader rental companies with multiple wheel loaders should take advantage of telematics options such as GPS tracking. This allows the rental company to track the movements of each machine in the field in real-time. Compact wheel loaders with cabs, road lighting, and enough hydraulic power to run a snowblower are in high demand among (landscape) contractors. Customers and municipalities frequently have winter snow removal contracts with them. They frequently rent the equipment required to fulfill these contracts, and a wheel loader is an excellent piece of equipment for snow removal. They are faster, more maneuverable, and more comfortable to drive than skid steers.
Additionally, the green industry is the fastest-growing market for compact wheel loaders. Rental properties would be wise to recognize this and plan ahead of time for contractors who require an articulating loader that is both turf-friendly and versatile. Expect inquiries from the indoor demolition niche with the introduction of electrically powered loaders. Indoor demolition contractors request zero-emission loader equipment to supplement the market’s existing electric concrete breakers, mini excavators, and dump carts.