Large Wheel Loaders as Primary Loaders in Mining

CIM Bulletin, 1969

W. A. HALEY, Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria, Illinois.

This paper discusses how a large wheel loader should be equipped, with particular attention paid to tires and tread life, and describes the several steps that can be taken to provide favorable working conditions and reduce over-all costs. A comparison is then made of wheel loader production and costs vs those of power shovels, and the present and possible future applications of the wheel loader are outlined.
Keywords: Applications, Cost, Costs, Loading, Peoria, Illinois, power shovel, Rolla, Missouri, Tire Cross Sections, wheel loader, Production, shovel, Shovels, Tires, Truck, Trucks