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    Skid steer loaders are compact machines that are used for scooping, maneuvering, and dumping materials within relatively short distances. Often referred to as skid steers or skid loaders, these small lifting machines are most commonly used in areas that are too difficult for other loaders to maneuver, such as front loaders. Skid steers derive their name from their wheel locking mechanism. Because each wheel operates on its own axel, skid loaders are able to lock its wheels on one side allowing the machine to drag or “skid” the other side in a zero-point turn. This capability allows the skid steer to navigate tight areas while transferring material. A skid steer loader’s arms are placed on each side of the operator cab, connecting behind him on the back of the frame. This placement helps keep the machine’s compact frame while enabling the operator to have a clear view while operating the machine.

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    • Bobcat S 185, 2008, Skid Steer LoadersBobcat S185Engine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2008 3,738 h
      United States, CO
      24h

      15,000 USD
    • Kubota SSV 75, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersKubota SSV75Engine power: 74, Carrier type: Wheeled, Additional Information: Description: Cab, Heat, A/C, 2-Speed, Hydraulic Quick Attach, New 72" Bucket Express Financing Get a Inventory Location: WEACO EQUIPMENT P

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 133 h
      United States, Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
      24h

      33,900 USD
    • Caterpillar 289 D, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 289D CSPEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 1,628 h
      United States, Springfield, MO
      24h

      44,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 277, 2007, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 277Engine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2007 5,054 h
      United States, Omaha, NE
      24h

      22,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 289 D, 2018, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 289DEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2018 59 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      On Request
    • Caterpillar 242 D, 2015, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 242D

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,935 h
      United States, Richmond, IN
      24h

      25,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 297 C, 2019, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 297CEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2019 3,704 h
      United States, Raleigh, NC
      24h

      On Request
    • Caterpillar 259 D, 2017, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 259DEngine power:

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2017 1,865 h
      United States, Shelby Twp, MI
      24h

      43,905 USD
    • ASV VT70, 2017, Skid Steer LoadersASV VT70Engine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2017 525 h
      United States, Londonderry, NH
      24h

      42,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 20, 2003, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar PC205Engine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2003
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      2,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 299 D 2 XHP, 2018, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 299D2 XHPWEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2018 763 h
      United States, Richmond, VA
      24h

      On Request
    • Caterpillar 272 D 2, 2019, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 272D2 C3H2Engine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2019 38 h
      United States, Salt Lake City, UT
      24h

      On Request
    • Caterpillar 259 D, 2017, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 259D AC WTEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2017 2,121 h
      United States, Austell--in Transit--coming Soon, GA
      24h

      38,600 USD
    • John Deere 329 D, 2013, Skid Steer LoadersJohn Deere & CO. 329DEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2013 3,419 h
      United States, Austell--in Transit--coming Soon, GA
      24h

      24,800 USD
    • Caterpillar 232 B 2, 2008, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 232B2Additional Information: -Without broom -Information Coming Soon

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2008
      United States, Bear Mountain,New York
      7d

      20,700 USD
    • Caterpillar 259 D, 2015, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 259DRAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,091 h
      United States, Mason City, IA
      7d

      41,100 USD
    • Caterpillar 242 D, 2015, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 242DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,050 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      7d

      44,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 279 D, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 279DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 1,652 h
      United States, IA
      7d

      42,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 226 D S, 2017, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 226DSAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2017 174 h
      United States, Mason City, IA
      7d

      32,700 USD
    • Caterpillar 272 D XHP, 2014, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 272 D XHPAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2014 1,025 h
      United States, Sioux City, Ia, IA
      7d

      42,200 USD

    The idea for the skid steer loader first originated in Rothesay, Minnesota in 1957 as a way to get turkey manure out of a barn. Unlike its modern day counterpart, the first “skid steer loaders” were set on 3 wheels to help them pivot effectively. The first 4-wheeled skid steer, the M-400, came from Melroe Manufacturing Company (later named Bobcat). This early version was able to lift roughly 1000 lbs and was powered by a humble 15 horsepower engine. It would be an understatement to say that skid steer loaders have come a very long way since their origin 60 over years ago.

    Although the majority of skid steer loaders maintain the same primary function, there are a plethora of options to consider when purchasing one. It is vital to the success of your operation to have the right machine that fits every need. The primary criteria to examine is the size of the machine that will be required. There are 3 main considerations with the size of skid steers: how much weight needs to be lifted, what type of space the machine will be operated in, and how high the materials will need to be lifted. For jobs in a more open environment that require an unusual dumping height as well as heavy lifting, one of the most effective options would be along the lines of the Mustang4000V. This large skid steer can lift its load 12 feet in the air to be unloaded into large dump trucks. Conversely, if you are trying to maneuver in tighter spaces, a better option may be the tightly packed Bobcat S70 that is only 3 feet wide and 6 feet tall.

    Other than differing in size and power, skid steers have few variations apart from their wheelbase. The vast majority of skid steer loaders are operated outside. When making their signature pirouette turns, the locked side of the vehicle can cause intense friction that can damage asphalt or other types of soft terrain. For this reason, most skid steers are operated on gravel or dirt. If the terrain is unstable or inconsistent a different type if skid steer, called a multi-terrain loader, may be used. Multi-terrain loaders are fitted with tracks instead of tires. These elongated, tank-like rotating tracks provide the ultimate stability for skid steers on rough surfaces by having constant contact with the ground. The even distribution of weight throughout the track causes traction that provides a balance as the machine carries material up hills or on unsteady terrain. Just like its tire-based counterparts, the multi-terrain loader has the ability to lock one side of its tracks that allows the machine to swivel to accomplish sharp turns.

    Looking at skid steer loaders online or in magazines pales in comparison to seeing them in person, but finding a dealer close by is not always an easy feat. That’s why there are events like CONEXPO-cON/aGG. This major event fancies itself the biggest construction convention in all of North America. The expo regularly features skid steer industry titans such as Caterpillar, Bobcat, John Deere, Case, and New Holland displaying their best equipment. They also provide over 150 educational sessions around heavy equipment including skid steer loaders. The next event will take place in Las Vegas in March of 2020.

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