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Updated by James Riney on Nov 16, 2015
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Earth Moving Equipment: How to Operate a Loader

Here are some articles that will give you insight on how to operate a loader.

What Are the Different Types of Earth Moving Equipment?

Earth moving equipment is machines and tools that are often used in construction, turf, and excavation work. Different types of jobs require different earth moving equipment. Unless a specific job type is being considered, it is difficult to consider anything to be standard. There are, however, some vehicles that can be considered common earth moving equipment.

How to Operate a Caterpillar 988 Loader | eHow

The Caterpillar 988 loader is a large machine that is used mostly for industrial and construction jobs. The 988 loader comes equipped with either a bucket on the front of the machine or a log grapple, depending on the type of job for which it is used.

Operation of a John Deere Front Loader/ Backhoe Tractor

These instructions are to assist in the safe and efficient operation of a John Deere Front Loader/Backhoe tractor. They are not to be used as the sole operational guidelines. Limited knowledge is expected, but safety and discretion is advised. The following will assist in the starting, driving, operation of the front loader, and operation of the backhoe.

How to Operate a Skidloader

Skid steer loaders are versatile machines for loading debris, moving dirt or rock, or smoothing the ground. Learning to operate them takes practice, and a large area of firm level ground. Choose a skid loader, either from a rental company...

Loader (equipment)

A loader ( bucket loader, front loader, front-end loader, payloader, scoop, shovel, skip loader, or wheel loader) is a heavy equipment machine used in construction to move aside or load materials such as asphalt, demolition debris, dirt, snow, feed, gravel, logs, raw minerals, recycled material, rock, sand, woodchips, etc.

How Caterpillar Skid Steer Loaders & Multi Terrain Loaders Work

As we mentioned before, the drive system on the skid steer loader and multi terrain loader has no transmission. Instead, it uses pumps and hydraulic motors to provide power to the wheels or tracks (more about the pumps later). For the skid steer loader, each side of the machine is powered by a hydraulic motor.

How I Learned to Drive Enormous Earthmovers

Before the folks at John Deere's Coal Valley Demonstration Grounds allowed me to get behind the wheel of their enormous yellow $246,000 544K 4WD Loader, they insisted that I complete some training. This was not a bad idea-I was likely the least experienced operator who had ever visited the facility.

Mining Construction and Utility Machine Equipment

Komatsu Australia is a leading supplier of earthmoving equipment, parts and service for the mining, construction and utility markets.