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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 242 D, 2015, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 242DEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,050 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      44,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 226 D S, 2017, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 226DSEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2017 174 h
      United States, Mason City, IA
      24h

      32,700 USD
    • Caterpillar 232 D, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 232DEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 994 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      36,491 USD
    • Caterpillar 259 D, 2015, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 259D WEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 2,343 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      49,500 USD
    • Takeuchi TL150, 2002, Skid Steer LoadersTakeuchi TL150Maximum lift capacity: No, Carrier type: Tracked, Additional Information: Description: Express Financing Get a Inventory Location: WEACO EQUIPMENT Parts Default ROPS: Open

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2002
      United States, Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
      24h

      On Request
    • Caterpillar 236 B 3, 2013, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 236B3Engine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2013 3,607 h
      United States, Mason City, IA
      24h

      12,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 279 D, 2015, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 279DEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 3,205 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      38,300 USD
    • Caterpillar 299 D 2, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 299D2Engine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 2,750 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      64,200 USD
    • Caterpillar 259 D, 2015, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 259DREngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 2,051 h
      United States, Mason City, IA
      24h

      36,900 USD
    • Caterpillar 259 B 3, 2012, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 259B 3Engine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2012 1,975 h
      United States, North Reading, MA
      24h

      29,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 289 C 2, 2012, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 289C2Engine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2012 2,310 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      39,950 USD
    • Caterpillar 249 D, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 249DEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 200 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      52,500 USD
    • Caterpillar 239 D, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 239DEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 196 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      44,342 USD
    • Caterpillar 272 D 2 XHP, 2017, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 272D2XHPEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2017 1,576 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      65,000 USD
    • Caterpillar 236 D, 2015, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 236DEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,171 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      32,664 USD
    • Caterpillar 262 D, 2015, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 262DEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,299 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      37,777 USD
    • Caterpillar 279 D, 2015, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 279D XPSEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2015 1,377 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      24h

      51,111 USD
    • Caterpillar 259 D, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 259DEngine power: , : CN8K46 FAN COOLING DEMAN , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 1,031 h
      United States, San Leandro, CA
      24h

      On Request
    • Caterpillar 259 D, 2016, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 259D ACEngine power: , Attachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2016 1,485 h
      United States, Columbus--in Transit--coming Soon, GA
      24h

      44,200 USD
    • Caterpillar 226 D, 2017, Skid Steer LoadersCaterpillar 226DAttachments: OtherInformation

      Skid Steer Loaders
      2017 395 h
      United States, Elmhurst, IL
      7d

      32,467 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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