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A front-end loader scoops up trash. It lifts its load and carries it to the truck. It pours its load into the truck to take away.

Large loaders, such as this one, are used for coal mining. The world’s largest front-end loader can lift the weight of 10 elephants. Its tires are almost as tall as a giraffe.

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Making Connections


Have you ever seen a front-end loader? What job was it doing?


Have you read about other construction vehicles? What are the different jobs that they can do?


Front-end loaders come in different sizes. Why do you think that might be helpful?

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