There are different types of loaders, and they are handy pieces of equipment to have on a construction site.
You’ll often come into contact with these types of loaders on the work site:
- Bucket loader
- Front end loader
- Front loader
- Skip loader
- Wheel loader
- Track loader
All loaders are tractors – some have wheels and some have tracks – that has a bucket on one end so the driver can scoop up loose material and move it around. Loaders come in various sizes. Most of them are wheeled, but sometimes a tracked loader comes in handy.
On construction sites where gravel or loose sand needs to be moved, a loader is a useful piece of equipment. But you need a qualified operator to make good use of it.
You can always find employment as a loader if you have a few construction companies in your area. In northern states, many municipalities use loaders to move snow off of streets or parking lots. Business owners or landlords at large apartment or business complexes may use them too.
The most common type of loader is the front end loader, although skid steer loaders are fairly popular as well. Compared to industrial loaders, however, they’re both quite small.
If you can learn to operate a large loader, such as a front loader like the John Deere 944K or the LeTourneau L-2350, then you should be able to operate smaller loaders just fine. Backhoe loaders not only have a bucket on one end but also a backhoe on the opposite, giving this small tractor an extra measure of mojo for the operator.