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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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    • Gehl 6635, 1997, Skid Steer Loaders

      Gehl SL6635

      Skid Steer Loaders
      1997 3,142 h
      United States, Poughkeepsie, NY
      7d

      11,000 USD
    • Takeuchi TL10, 2018, Skid Steer Loaders

      Takeuchi TL10V2Maximum lift capacity: No, Carrier type: Tracked, Additional Information: Description: Express Financing Get a Inventory Location: Power Motive Corporation ROPS: Enclosed

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2018 666 h
      United States, Denver, Colorado
      24h

      41,773 USD
    • Case SR 250, 2013, Skid Steer Loaders

      Case SR250Maximum lift capacity: No, Carrier type: Wheeled, Additional Information: Description: (LOCATED IN BIRMINGHAM, AL) AUX. HYD., NEEDS TIRES, GOOD RUNNING MACHINE Express Financing Get a Inventory Location: Suwanee

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2013 3,200 h
      United States, Suwanee, Georgia
      24h

      16,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 299 D, 2015, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 299DEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,287 h
      United States, Belle Chasse Rents, LA
      24h

      67,886 USD
    • Caterpillar 289 D, 2014, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 289DCondition level grade (1-5): 3

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2014 1,991 h
      United States, Columbia, SC
      24h

      40,850 USD
    • Caterpillar 246 C, 2012, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 246C

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2012 49 h
      United States, Poughkeepsie,, NY
      24h

      28,000 USD
    • Gehl 5635 DX, 1999, Skid Steer Loaders

      Gehl 5635DXCarrier type: Wheeled, Additional Information: Description: 1999 GEHL 5635 DX RUBBER TIRE SKID STEER GOOD RUBBER RUNS AND WORKS GREAT HAND AND FEET CONTROLS HARD TO FIND THIS CHEAP Expres

      Skid Steer Loaders
      1999
      United States, RICH CREEK, Virginia
      24h

      9,900 USD
    • Caterpillar 259 D, 2014, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 259DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2014 2,346 h
      United States, St. Cloud, MN
      7d

      42,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 279 D, 2018, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 279DEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2018 305 h
      United States, Lafayette, LA
      24h

      65,730 USD
    • Caterpillar 299 D XHP, 2014, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 299DXHPEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2014 2,754 h
      United States, Monroe, LA
      24h

      41,867 USD
    • New Holland L 225, 2012, Skid Steer Loaders

      New Holland L225Maximum lift capacity: No, Carrier type: Wheeled, Additional Information: Description: OROPS, 2 Speed, Pilot Controls, 72" bucket, 12-16.5 Tires (85%). Good used skid steer! Express Financing Get a Inventory Loca

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2012 1,505 h
      United States, Alma, Arkansas
      24h

      24,900 USD
    • Caterpillar 299 D 2, 2018, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 299D2Engine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2018 277 h
      United States, Lake Charles Rents, LA
      24h

      92,730 USD
    • Caterpillar 242 B 3, 2012, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 242B3

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2012 933 h
      United States, Bronx, NY
      7d

      20,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 277 C 2, 2013, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 277C2

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2013 2,292 h
      United States, St. Cloud, MN
      7d

      34,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 259 D, 2018, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 259 D

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2018 49 h
      United States, Newington, CT
      24h

      62,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 299 D, 2015, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 299DEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,682 h
      United States, Baton Rouge, LA
      24h

      61,942 USD
    • Caterpillar 262 D, 2017, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 262DCondition level grade (1-5): 3, Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2017 55 h
      United States, Wichita, KS
      7d

      44,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 259 D, 2014, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 259DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2014 1,141 h
      United States, Lake Charles Rents, LA
      24h

      47,093 USD
    • Caterpillar 289 D, 2015, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 289DEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,256 h
      United States, Lafayette, LA
      24h

      41,952 USD
    • Bobcat 853, 1995, Skid Steer Loaders

      Bobcat 853Engine power: 58, Carrier type: Wheeled, Additional Information: Description: Cab, Heat, 68" Bucket, Well Maintained, Nice Clean Machine! Express Financing Get a Inventory Location: Weaco Equipment ROPS:

      Skid Steer Loaders
      1995 6,108 h
      United States, Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
      24h

      On Request

    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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