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Diesel-engine based, compact units steer wheel loaders market

Makers are raising the bucket capacity and breakout force to improve product performance further.

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  • Diesel engines lead: Wheel loaders with diesel engines dominate the line for their greater efficiency and adaptability to changeable loads and poor working conditions such as road, railway, colliery and mining. These products account for more than 90 percent of China’s total output, and will likely keep this position. Many companies use Weichai, Changchai, Cummins and Caterpillar diesel engines.
  • Enhanced performance: Efforts to improve efficiency revolve around increasing the bucket capacity and breakout force. Makers achieve both by adopting high-power diesel engines. The mainstream bucket capacity is 2 or to 3m³, with some releases hitting 5m³. The breakout force is between 100 and 170kN, and a few exceed 300kN.
  • Compact designs growing: More streamlined wheel loaders suitable for use in family farms and small workshops can be expected in coming months. Suppliers see rising demand for such versions in Europe, South America, Southeast Asia and Oceania.

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Note: This article "Diesel-engine based, compact units steer wheel loaders market" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through e-magazines and trade shows.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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