The front loader is a large, robust heavy lifting construction vehicle, designed to dig into rubble, dirt, rock, etc., and shovel out a large amount of the debris to haul it somewhere else or to make a large hole to construct underground piping, support beams or other sort. The engine that powers the vehicle is in the back instead of the front, this is to protect the engine from hazards such as falling boulders from the lift itself if it accidentally drops some, tumbling debris, and to give room for the large lift in front of the vehicle. The color is a slight dark shade of yellow, that along with the years of rust, exposure, dust and grime, give it an even darker tone in color. The four wheels it runs on has had its tires removed.
As these vehicles were used for heavy lifting before the Great War, they can be found in and around pre-War construction sites and quarries, most notably Quarry Junction. In Old World Blues, four can be found at the construction site.
Front loaders appear only in Fallout: New Vegas.