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Wheel loaders are four-wheel-drive earthmoving machines used primarily to load loose materials with a front-mounted bucket. A lift-arm assembly raises and lowers the bucket. Most wheel loader manufacturers classify their product lineup into four categories with these approximate power and bucket-capacity specifications: compact loader (40-100 horsepower, 1.0-2.5 cubic yards); small loader (115-180 horsepower, 2.5-6.5 cubic yards); medium loader (230-400 horsepower, 3.75-15.0 cubic yards); and large loader (with horsepower ratings up to 1,800 or more and capacities in excess of 30 cubic yards).