Off-Highway Research offers data and analysis on international markets for wheeled loaders through its International, Chinese and Indian Database Services, the Global Volume & Value Service and Service PLUS, Equipment Analyses from the European, Indian and Chinese Services, Country Analyses from the European Service and Special Reports on emerging markets. The Global Wheeled Loader Industry is also the subject of a new in-depth Special Report published in September 2018.
A wheeled loader is a 4-wheel drive articulated machine, powered by a diesel engine. It has a front mounted bucket connected to a boom to collect material from the ground. The purpose is to transfer this material from one place to another without pushing it along the ground.
Off-Highway Research classifies wheeled loaders in two distinct types. Compact wheeled loaders from 30-80 horsepower and larger machines of 80 horsepower or more.
Infrastructure investment will drive demand for machines over the coming years, and the mining & quarrying segment is particularly important for wheeled loader sales in India
The last decade has seen crawler excavators overtake wheeled loaders as the construction machine of choice in China. However, demand for wheeled loaders in the country remains enormous at more than 100,000 units per year.
A strong national infrastructure pipeline and tax incentives to buy new equipment will drive a sustained recovery in the French wheeled loader market.
Our new equipment analysis looks at demand and production in the largest wheeled loader market in the world and discusses pressure on the segment – from the growing popularity of excavators, competition from ‘economical’ machines and the forthcoming China IV emissions laws.
Demand for wheeled loaders in China grew from 70,400 units in 2017 to 92,600 machines last year, a 32 per cent increase. This was in line with the Chinese equipment market’s overall growth in 2018.