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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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    • Terex EQUIP. LTD. R350T, 2016, Skid Steer Loaders

      Terex EQUIP. LTD. R350TAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 222 h
      United States, Alabaster, AL
      24h

      60,325 USD
    • Caterpillar 259 B 3, 2012, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 259B3Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2012 2,760 h
      United States, Cedar Rapids, IA
      24h

      26,000 USD
    • Takeuchi TL8, 2016, Skid Steer Loaders

      Takeuchi TL8Maximum lift capacity: No, Carrier type: Tracked, Additional Information: Description: Hydraulic Q/C Bucket, AUX Hydraulics, A/C Cab, Extra CWT's Inventory Location: Tampa, FL - Steve McDaniel ROPS: Enclosed

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 351 h
      United States, Tampa, Florida
      24h

      41,900 USD
    • Caterpillar 299 D, 2014, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 299DCondition level grade (1-5): 3, Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2014 2,642 h
      United States, St. Joe, MO
      24h

      53,300 USD
    • Caterpillar 246 D, 2017, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 246DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2017 133 h
      United States, Scott City, MO
      24h

      On Request
    • Caterpillar 262 D, 2015, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 262DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,583 h
      United States, PA
      24h

      37,152 USD
    • Caterpillar 272 D, 2015, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 272DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,572 h
      United States, PA
      24h

      53,818 USD
    • Caterpillar 232 D, 2016, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 232DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 428 h
      United States, PA
      24h

      34,199 USD
    • Caterpillar 246 D, 2015, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 246DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 2,297 h
      United States, PA
      24h

      38,449 USD
    • Caterpillar 289 D, 2015, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 289DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,324 h
      United States, Springfield, MO
      24h

      47,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 262 D, 2015, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 262DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 957 h
      United States, PA
      24h

      48,211 USD
    • Caterpillar 236 B 3, 2012, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 236B3Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2012 775 h
      United States, PA
      24h

      35,313 USD
    • Caterpillar 246 D, 2017, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 246DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2017 286 h
      United States, Scott City, MO
      24h

      On Request
    • Bobcat A 770, 2012, Skid Steer Loaders

      Bobcat A770Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2012 1,822 h
      United States, Shakopee, MN
      24h

      36,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 257 D, 2015, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 257DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 2,018 h
      United States, Shakopee, MN
      24h

      37,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 259 B 3, 2012, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 259B3Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2012 2,270 h
      United States, Albany, MO
      24h

      28,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 257 B 2, 2008, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 257B2Condition level grade (1-5): 3, Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2008 2,916 h
      United States, Ashland, KY
      24h

      19,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 226 B 3, 2011, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 226B3Condition level grade (1-5): 3, Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2011 1,815 h
      United States, Bowling Green, KY
      24h

      16,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 239 D, 2015, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 239DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 647 h
      United States, San Marcos, CA
      24h

      40,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 232 D, 2015, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 232DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 201 h
      United States, PA
      24h

      34,891 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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