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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Front-End Loaders
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Front-End Loaders?

What is the average price of Front-End Loaders?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Front-End Loaders. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Front-End Loaders been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Front-End Loaders yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Front-End Loaders?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Front-End Loaders with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase Front-End Loaders?

The loader market has a high level of market share concentration. The top four vendors of loaders, Caterpillar, CNH Global (operating under the Case CE and New Holland brands), Deere and Company and Komatsu account for greater than 50% of total market share in 2019. Nonetheless, there are roughly 800... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Value-Added Services

What have you done to ready yourselves to service Tier 4 fleets, including salesperson and technician training?

Do you offer on-site servicing and repairs?

What training services are included in your quoted price?

What kind of phone support do you offer? Is it available around the clock?

What is your return policy if the equipment does not meet my expectations?

Do you have a buyback program?


If I am located in a different region, do you anticipate any difficulties in delivering the product?

How long does it take you to order a product that is not in stock?

Do you allow on-site visits for potential buyers? Can I receive a demonstration?

What is the typical delivery time for your equipment?

Do you add a fuel surcharge to the delivery?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Front-End Loaders RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.

Buyers should explain when and how many payments will be made.

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine about how much they should pay for each loader.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the experience of the supplier.

Buyers should make sure the provider offers loaders with the appropriate specifications.

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the estimated costs of the units they are offering.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers need to include the date proposals are due and when award information will be available.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers will need to be aware of.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Front-End Loaders supply chain?

Buyers of loaders face a moderate degree of risk from the product supply chain. Global demand shifts have caused high volatility in steel prices during the three years to 2019, which in turn creates a great deal of risk for loader manufacturers and their upstream suppliers. Tariffs on steel imports... Subscribe to learn more.