Compact wheel loaders have become popular for snow removal operations in areas like Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. They work well in mall and shopping center parking lots because of the operator’s visibility and ability to get into tight areas. They can also be easily driven on the street from project to project. If an operator has three or four parking lots to clear along the same street, it’s very easy to clear those lots with a compact wheel loader and 12-ft blade, both of which can travel down the street to the next job. With a higher operator station, articulation or all-wheel drive and a quick-attach plate to utilize attachments, compact wheel loaders can go from loading dirt to plowing snow, placing pallets of cold brick to removing ice with a broom, spreading salt and brine to augering holes under the summer sun.