Are you considering purchasing a wheeled mini loader but are not quite sure what benefits it carries? There are a few important points to consider when it comes to opting for a mini loader with tyres. Not all are the same.
Kanga’s basic model line-up contains the best wheel/tyre ground clearance combination possible.
- Ground clearance
- 23” Tyre Diameter
- No compromise on torque, powered by 32cbi hi-torque wheel motors
- Approach and departure angles – Industry Leading
- Best in class – Load carrying stability across undulating ground.
Let’s take a closer look at what this means for the mini loader operator.
Bucket Clearance for Safety and Stability
Let’s talk about the Bucket clearance because it is such an important product feature. The Kanga has the ability to carry a full load with the arms resting on the chassis and not comprising ground clearance completely lowered ensures optimum stability & safety and saves on upper loader arm pin wear.
Other machines in the market require the operator to lift the arms when carrying a load as they don’t have adequate ground clearance, this puts unnecessary additional pressure on wear points such as upper loader pins and bushes increasing maintenance of these items.
With a Kanga, the bucket in the full rollback position and arms fully lowered is in line with the belly pan of the machine, providing a true indication of clearance other loaders on the market don’t have the ability to do this.
Wheel Power Over Uneven Ground Conditions
Wheels are the traditional option for skid steers – they are versatile in all ground conditions and can operate on hard surfaces such as concrete and asphalt but also are at home on turf, dirt and rocky conditions.
Kanga tyres designed for longevity, can last for 400 to 500 hours, depending on the surfaces of operation, and this relates to very low running costs over the life of your machine with very minimal maintenance. Kanga have engineered this concept further than any other manufacturer and have developed a design that incorporates huge 23″ tyres offering many advantages over machines fitted with smaller wheels.
Think of a 4×4 vs a sedan – a wheeled mini loader like Kanga has the best ground clearance allowing it to clear obstacles like driving over a gutter or worksite ruts without the base pan of the loader bottoming out and becoming bogged. The larger tyre diameter means that the machine has a larger surface contact with the ground allowing more torque (pushing power).
Advanced Load Engineering
All machinery needs engineering strategies to place the least possible load and stress on its components. Not all skid steer loaders are engineered the same. A Kanga Loader is engineered to perform and last. Other manufacturers still mount their wheel motors by bolting them through the sheet metal of the chassis without supporting the wheel motor in a manner that will last the test of time.
The wheel motor on a Kanga Loader is situated in its own housing and the bearing is mounted within the centre line of the tyre hub. This means less pressure and force being transferred through the wheel motor because the motor is protected within the hub. Basically, increasing life expectancy of your tyre hubs.
So, who should be opting for a wheeled compact loader, rather than a tracked loader? We’ve summarized the most important points for you below:
- A wheeled mini loader gives you broader options for working in different ground conditions.
- They are more suitable for industries such as landscaping, fencing and arborist / tree removal services.
- Kanga’s heavy-duty wheel construction provides traction and lasting wear across a range of ground surfaces, from concrete or asphalt, to gravel and dirt.
- The huge 23” lug skid steer tyres provide 7.3″ ground clearance to help you tackle undulated ground.
- Our wheels come in different tyre options, depending on your conditions. Water-filled for more weight, stability and traction, air-filled for lighter grounds; such as turf or lawn, and foam filled, which is puncture proof.
- Lower operating costs comes down to fewer moving parts and in turn less maintenance and servicing over tracks.
- Kanga wheels are also available with Kanga’s resealing puncture proof solution to make your wheels even more wear-proof in yards, on streets, or the factory.
- While anyone can change a tyre, it is more difficult and costly to replace or repair tracks. If you do need to repair tracks you would likely need to outsource to somewhere like MASR.
- Low cost of ownership over complex dedicated track systems