front-end loaderfront-end loader
a tractor with a large, hinged bucket mounted on the front at the end of a pair of jointed arms, for scooping and loading earth, gravel, debris, etc.
An earthmoving machine with a hydraulic scoop in front for lifting and loading earth or rubble.
(plural front end loaders)
- A piece of tractor mounted construction equipment consisting of a scoop on the end of hydraulic arms.
When this equipment has a rear digging arm as well, the entire unit is often referred to as a backhoe.