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 an 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.
Although a mature market, there are growth prospects in the compact segment in particular.
Policy drivers and the availability of products are expected to drive a sharp increase in sales of medium-sized electric wheeled loaders in China. However, it will also remain the largest market for traditional diesel-powered loaders for the foreseeable future.
Sales in Germany have withstood the economic impacts of the Covid pandemic, but the record highs seen in 2019 are not expected to be surpassed in the current cycle
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.