Parker Bay’s Database tracks wheel loaders with payloads of 20 mt and greater and net power ratings from 600kW (800 hp). The global population of wheel loaders is over 4,000 active machines (plus historical data on more than 2,000 no longer in service). The primary manufacturers of the largest wheel loaders are Caterpillar and Komatsu (Joy Global/P&H, LeTourneau) with models listed below that range in size from 20 metric tons up to 63 metric tons.

wheel loaders

ACTIVE POPULATION: 4,000

SIZE CLASSES: 20-25, 30-35, 40-50, 63

(in metric tons)

BUCKET CAPACITIES: 8-50 m³

(cubic meters)

Drive: Electric, Manual

Caterpillar

Size Class (MT Payload)

Models

20-25

992, 992B, 992C, 992D, 992G, 992K, 993K

30-35

994, 994D, 994F, 994H

40-50

63

Komatsu

(Joy Global/P&H, Letourneau)

Size Class (MT Payload)

Models

20-25

580, L800, L950, L1000, WA800, WA800-2, WA800-3, WA800-3A, WA800-3EO, WA800-3LC, WA900, WA900-3, WA900-3A, WA900-3EO, WA900-3L, WA900-3LC

30-35

4000, L1100, L1150, L1350, L1400, WA1200-3, WA1200-3EO, WA1200-6

40-50

L1800, L1850

63

L2350

Terex

Size Class (MT Payload)

Models

20-25

600C, 600E

30-35

475

40-50

63

Range of OTR tires on Wheel Loaders:

Size Class (MT Payload)

OTR Tire Sizes

20-25

45/65-45

30-35

50/65-51

40-50

50/80-57, 53.5/80-57, 53.5/85-57, 55.5/80-57, 58/85-57, 60/80-57, 70/70-57

63