Up until recently, wheel loaders in the 20t category were a rarity on Irish silage pits and for the most part still are. However, as everything else in most modern silage fleets increases in capacity and output such as mowers, trailers and forage harvesters, so too do loaders to avoid bottlenecking at the pit.

Many contractors are now considering larger wheel loaders as result. Most manufacturers in the segment already offer these larger machines but in quarry specification.