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Wheel Loader - Print-in-Place

Creation quality: 5.0/5 (3 votes)
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3D model description

Print-in-Place!. Easy to print.

Small articulated wheel loader dim 100 x 42 x ht 54 mm. The wheels, the articulated self-propelled body and the "arm-godet" set are functional.

Small, easy and ideal print that will please the youngest as well as the oldest.

The STL file is in the direction of printing.

Also see a "Wheel excavator" here:

Save money by buying the "Wheel Loader" and the "Wheel Excavator" together here:

In the photos:

  • The buckets do not stand on their own in the raised position: they have been locked with wedges for presentation.

  • The gray "Loader" (prototype) was printed with 0.2 mm layers.

  • The orange "Loader" (good to go) with 0.16 mm layers.

  • The small yellow model was reduced to 75% in the Slicer, with 0.2 mm layers; filling to 25% and Cura's "Horizontal Expansion" value at -0.087 to recover functional clearances.

STL files provided in its printing direction.

Small tip: a small drop of oil ("sewing machine oil" or other) greatly improves the rotation of the wheels.

Feel free to contact me if you need help or to make any corrections.

Have a good print...

3D printing settings


Layer height: 0.2 recommended

Line width: 0.4

Wall thickness: 1.2

Top/bottom thickness: 0.8

Filling: 20 to 25

Choice of color

Recommended settings for "Ultimaker Cura" (for other Slicers, see if these options are available...):

To consider: If there is too much or not enough functional clearance for the articulated parts, you can use the "Horizontal Expansion" function in the "WALLS" section of the "Ultimaker Cura" Slicer.

Position the part in the center of the tray

Deactivate the supports


Z-joint alignment: User specified

X Z-joint: in the middle of the tray (for example if the tray is 220 x 220, then put 110)

Y Z-joint : depth of the tray (for example if the tray is 220 x 220, then put 220)

Corner joint preference: none


Outer layers of the top surface: 1

Top/Bottom Pattern: Lines

Initial layers of bottom pattern: Lines

Top/bottom line direction: [0,45,-45,45,-45,45]


Line direction of upper surface outer layers: [0]

3D printer file information

  • Design number: 424992
  • 3D design format: ZIP Folder details Close
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  • Publication date: 2021-05-12 at 12:07


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