Replacing Volvo's ZL402, the L20B/L25B compact wheel loaders offer an alternative to skid-steer loaders with 6,000- to 7,000-pound operating capacities. The wheel loaders can be fitted with more than 60 attachments, and switching tools is quick with the hydraulic attachment bracket. For optimal traction, load retention and ride comfort, an articulation/oscillation joint keeps all four wheels in full contact with the ground. Plus, operator-selectable differential locks are fitted on both front and rear axles. Parallel loader linkage systems make the loaders ideal for pallet work. Lifting capacities are 1.8 tons for the L20B and 2 tons for the L25B. Both have a dump height of 8 feet 1 inch. Volvo's four-cylinder, direct-injection engine provides ratings from 56 to 62 horsepower. Estimated list price: $43,000.