Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Model:
What do you intend to use the wheel loader for? If heavy-duty materials handling is the primary type of work you’ll be doing, the full-sized G-series Case wheel handler might be the better option. If you want versatility, the F-series may be the better choice, due to the many available attachments.
New vs. Used Options
A properly maintained Case wheel loader can last for 10 years, or about 7,000 to 10,000 hours. If you want to buy a used Case wheel loader, this can be a good option for cost savings. However, none of the older models have the same technology and features as the current G-series case loaders.
The rocker switches in older Case models have been replaced by a membrane keypad in newer versions. The 8-inch LCD display allows the operator to monitor everything from bucket weights to fuel levels and tire pressure. It also has an integrated rearview camera. Seats are more comfortable on the newest models and a modern HVAC system can cool, heat, or defog the cab in no time. The newer models also have a rounded front windshield for better operator visibility.
Financing and Warranty Options
Case financing on wheel loaders is available through CNH Industrial. The F-series loader comes with a 1-year, unlimited-hour, full-coverage base limited warranty. The standard warranty also includes a 2-year or 2,000-hour extended limited engine warranty.
The G-series Case wheel loader has an even better warranty. These loaders come with a 3-year or 3,000-hour full-machine factor limited warranty. They also come standard with a 3-year or 2,000-hour maintenance plan and a 3-year subscription to the computerized SiteWatch™ functions.
Many used construction equipment marketplaces, like FleetNow, offer financing options when you are looking to buy a wheel loader.