Articulated loaders are great utility lifting machines that are mounted on a four-wheel drive chassis. Telehandlers offer more flexibility than your traditional loader with a fixed boom or lifting arm. These machines are often used for agriculture and construction applications, with the telescopic boom increasing their versatility. With so many brands to choose from, what are the best articulated loaders in the Fraser Valley?
Before we make any suggestions, we should discuss the advantages articulated wheel loaders have over your standard loader. Wheel loaders are commonly seen at construction sites and agriculture operations, but they can suffer from one problem. Larger vehicles can be cumbersome and difficult to maneuver in tight areas, this led to the creation of the articulated wheel loader.
An articulated vehicle is broken in to two separate parts that can move independently from each other. This type of vehicle can swivel on a central point and offer a much tighter turning radius than a traditional loader.
Beyond just the turning radius and maneuverability, the best articulated loaders in the Fraser Valley have telescopic booms to increase their reach. European famers have been purchasing telehandlers for decades, but it is still a relatively new concept here in North America. However that is quickly changing as local farmers are realizing the usefulness of such a versatile machine.
So what are the best articulated loaders in the Fraser Valley? Handlers Equipment recommends the Avant series of loaders. The base model can be fully customized with over 20 different options and are by far the most powerful machines available on the market. Avant articulated loaders range from 13hp up to 57hp for all your heavy lifting needs.
The Avant series of articulated loaders come standard with a telescopic boom and can be customized with air-conditioned cabs and additional counter weights. While a general material handling bucket is the most common attachment used with this machine, Avant offers a wide variety of attachments, including:
- Pallet forks
- Snow blowers
- Bale handlers
These are just some of the many options available to you. If you are looking for the best articulated loaders in the Fraser Valley, contact the experts and Handlers Equipment today!