09-18-2012 08:25 AM
Our dealership has sold several wheel loaders to use in this application. The Tine length you desire is important for sizing the correct machine to do your job. The longer the tine length, the further away from the loader the load becomes thereby affecting lifting capabilities. Other things to provide in order to better determine which unit will fit best: Is the unit working on a paved surface? Are you loading trucks, rail cars? Will you need a top clamp for the forks? Lift height requirements? How long are the pipes typically ie: 20 foot, 40 foot, 60 foot? Carry distance? Diameter of pipe and weight per piece.