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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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    • Caterpillar 257 D, 2014, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 257DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2014 481 h
      United States, Norfolk, NE
      24h

      50,325 USD
    • Bobcat T 590, 2013, Skid Steer LoadersBobcat T590Maximum lift capacity: No, Carrier type: Tracked, Additional Information: Description: Cab, Heat, A/C, Hydraulic Quick-Attach, Joystick Control, 68" Bucket Express Financing Get a Inventory Location: WEACO EQUIPM

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2013 1,165 h
      United States, Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
      24h

      30,000 USD
    • John Deere 332 E, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersJohn Deere 332EAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 2,478 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      On Request
    • Caterpillar 239 D, 2018, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 239DEngine power:

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2018 2 h
      United States, Mesa, AZ
      24h

      44,804 USD
    • Caterpillar 259 D, 2018, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 259DEngine power:

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2018 2 h
      United States, Mesa, AZ
      24h

      52,992 USD
    • Caterpillar 289 D, 2014, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 289D

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2014 1,848 h
      United States, Richland, MS
      24h

      41,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 242 D, 2015, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 242DMaximum lift capacity: No, Carrier type: Wheeled, Additional Information: Description: CAB WITH AC, GP BUCKET, COMES WITH NEW TIRES AND WHEELS, RUNS GOOD Express Financing Get a Inventory Location: 4M Iron ROPS:

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,877 h
      United States, Charleston, South Carolina
      24h

      On Request
    • Caterpillar 226 B 3, 2012, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 226B 3Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2012 911 h
      United States, Milford, MA
      24h

      22,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 246 D, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 246DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 991 h
      United States, Richmond, VT
      24h

      55,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 259 D, 2019, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 259DEngine power:

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2019 9 h
      United States, Apache Junction, AZ
      24h

      52,992 USD
    • Bobcat T 770, 2017, Skid Steer LoadersBobcat T770

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2017 683 h
      United States, Warsaw, IN
      24h

      49,900 USD
    • Bobcat T 650, 2015, Skid Steer LoadersBobcat T650Front tires / undercarriage remaining: RearTyreCondition%, Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,597 h
      United States, Monroe, WI
      24h

      29,900 USD
    • Caterpillar 277 B, 2004, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 277BAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2004 3,958 h
      United States, North Reading, MA
      24h

      16,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 299 D, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 299D HFAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 1,984 h
      United States, Cranberry Township, PA
      24h

      68,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 232 D, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 232DMaximum lift capacity: No, Carrier type: Wheeled, Additional Information: Description: 1850 lb lift, cab w/ a/c, aux hyd, 2 speed, hyd coupler, 66" bucket, pilot controls, 6.5k lb size class Express Financing Get

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 1,652 h
      United States, Phillipston, Massachusetts
      24h

      26,500 USD
    • John Deere 332 E, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersJohn Deere 332EAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 2,819 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      On Request
    • Caterpillar 257 B 3, 2013, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 257B3HFAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2013 3,410 h
      United States, Fort Dodge, IA
      24h

      28,000 USD
    • John Deere 312, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersJohn Deere 312GRFront tires / undercarriage remaining: RearTyreCondition%, Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 6,680 h
      United States, Monroe, WI
      24h

      12,900 USD
    • Caterpillar 246 D, 2017, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 246DXPS2CACondition level grade (1-5): 3, Engine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2017 641 h
      United States, Kansas City, MO
      24h

      46,200 USD
    • Caterpillar 272 D XHP, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 272D XHPEngine power:

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 1,730 h
      United States, Pflugerville, TX
      24h

      88,000 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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