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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 175, 2012, Skid Steer Loaders

      Bobcat S175Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2012 594 h
      United States, Altoona, IA
      24h

      22,100 USD
    • Caterpillar 287 C 2, 2013, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 287C2Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2013 1,868 h
      United States, Omaha, NE
      24h

      40,000 USD
    • New Holland TV 380, 2011, Skid Steer Loaders

      New Holland TV380Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2011 1,110 h
      United States, Fenton, MO
      24h

      On Request
    • New Holland 420CT, 2007, Skid Steer Loaders

      New Holland 420CTAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2007 1,996 h
      United States, Jefferson City, MO
      24h

      On Request
    • Caterpillar 299 D 2, 2017, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 299D2Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2017 976 h
      United States, Plum Grove, TX
      24h

      65,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 236 D, 2016, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 236DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 2,793 h
      United States, Joplin, MO
      24h

      On Request
    • Caterpillar 267 B, 2006, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 267B

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2006 1,887 h
      United States, Westhoff, TX
      24h

      19,000 USD
    • John Deere CT 332, 2006, Skid Steer Loaders

      John Deere CT332

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2006 3,871 h
      United States, Houston, TX
      24h

      19,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 259 D, 2015, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 259DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 703 h
      United States, Russellville, AR
      24h

      38,400 USD
    • Caterpillar 242 D, 2015, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 242DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,526 h
      United States, Milford, MA
      24h

      32,500 USD
    • Bobcat T740_BC, 2016, Skid Steer Loaders

      Bobcat T740_BCAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 1,436 h
      United States, Richmond, VT
      24h

      49,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 279 D, 2016, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 279DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 1,770 h
      United States, Milford, MA
      24h

      55,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 289 C 2, 2013, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 289C2

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2013 4,807 h
      United States, Brownstown Twp, MI
      24h

      23,511 USD
    • Caterpillar 289 C 2, 2013, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 289C2Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2013 1,070 h
      United States, Columbia, MO
      24h

      44,000 USD
    • Bobcat S 250, Skid Steer Loaders

      Bobcat S250Maximum lift capacity: No, Carrier type: Wheeled, Additional Information: Description: Surplus to Contractors Needs. Great Rubber, Bucket Worn, Heated Cab. Express Financing Get a Inventory Location: Harrisburg

      Skid Steer Loaders

      United States, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
      24h

      15,900 USD
    • Caterpillar 299 D 2 XHP, 2017, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 299D2XHPAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2017 1,783 h
      United States, Milford, MA
      24h

      69,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 299 D 2 XHP, 2015, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 299 D 2 XHPAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,266 h
      United States, Asheville, NC
      24h

      64,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 236 B 3, 2012, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 236B3Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2012 1,578 h
      United States, Milford, MA
      24h

      29,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 299 C, 2008, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 299CAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2008 2,512 h
      United States, Brownstown Twp, MI
      7d

      41,511 USD
    • Caterpillar 299 D XHP, 2013, Skid Steer Loaders

      Caterpillar 299DXHPAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2013 2,027 h
      United States, Grand Junction, CO
      7d

      70,000 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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