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9,400+ wheel loaders sold in two years

Ritchie Bros. has sold more than 9,400 wheel loaders in the past two years, including the big 2018 Caterpillar 980M pictured above, which sold for CA$550,000 (US$414,000 approx.) at a live auction in Saskatoon, SK. This massive dirt moving machine stands approximately 12.5 feet tall, has a 425-horsepower engine, and max bucket capacity of 5.25-16.0 cubic yards (4.2-12.2 m3). Yet, as big as the Cat 980M is, it's nowhere near as big as the large looming loaders below.

Komatsu P&H L-2350

The L-2350 is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest wheel loader. Originally manufactured by the Texas-based company LeTourneau Technologies, the L-2350 is now part of the Komatsu product line. It has an operating capacity of 160,000 lbs (72,5674 kg), a 2,300-horsepower engine, and stands 22 ft (6.7 m) tall.

Komatsu P&H L-1850

Komatsu wheel loaders for sale

Also originally a LeTourneau machine, the Komatsu P&H L-1850 has an operating capacity of 120,000 lbs (53,431 kg) and can center load haulage trucks with payload ratings ranging from 240 to 360 tons. The L-1850 has a 2,000-horsepower engine.

Caterpillar 994K

The 994K is Caterpillar's largest wheel loader on the market today. This massive machine has a 1,739-horsepower Cat 3516E engine, an operating weight of 534,852 lbs (242,604 kg), and a bucket capacity of 25-32 cubic yards (19-24 m3).

Caterpillar 993K

Caterpillar wheel loaders for sale

The Caterpillar 993K is the 994K's little brother, but is still very powerful, with a 973-horsepower Cat C32 engine. It has an operating weight of 294,687 lbs (133,668 kg approx.) and has a bucket capacity of 16-31 cubic yards (12.2-23.7 m3).

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