Skid Steer Loaders


Finding Your Comfort Zone: Navigating Modern Compact Track Loader, Skid Steer Comfort Features →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Comfort while operating equipment used to be more of an afterthought. That all seems to be changing. Based on a recent survey from a top manufacturer, comfort is the number one factor customers look at today when considering which configuration of a compact track loader or skid steer to purchase. And it doesn't take much contemplation to see why. Manufacturers across the board continue to up the ante with modern comfort features, meaning operators have become accustomed to a certain level of luxury, especially in the last few years.  Click for more...


Lifelong Farmer Finds New Gear in Semi-Retirement →

From Construction Equipment Guide... America, 1898: The city of Greater, N.Y., was created; the World's Fair opened in Omaha; the Spanish-American war was fought and finished; and the Bjork Family Farm was established near Dunbar Township, N.D. Four generations later, Brian Bjork carries out his family legacy on that same farmstead. "I never changed my address until we built a new house a few years ago," Brian said. "Even then, our mailbox only moved about a foot." Bjork built a new house across the street, and his daughter and her family moved into his childhood home.  Click for more...


ASV Smooth CTL Turf Tracks Outperform Treaded Tracks in Certain Conditions →

From Construction Equipment Guide... ASV Holdings Inc. , a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, offers smooth turf tracks for minimized damage to soft, delicate surfaces. With a combination of greater ground surface area and the benefits of ASV's Posi-Track undercarriage, the turf tracks can achieve equal or better traction than treaded tracks on dry surfaces. ASV turf tracks can be trusted to minimize damage to topsoil and root systems, allowing for faster job completion in landscape, hardscape and golf course applications, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Three Stand-on Skid Steer Attachments Helping Boost Jobsite Efficiency Amid Labor Shortage →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Hardscape, landscape and tree care professionals are feeling the heat, and it is not because of the warmer months approaching. The increased demand for work, tighter deadlines and the industry's ongoing labor shortage are issues many contractors face. In fact, according to the 2021 Green Industry Benchmark Report, attracting and retaining employees is the most frequently cited issue for landscapers with 70 percent of respondents reporting difficulties in finding workers.  Click for more...


Five Preventative Maintenance Tips for Skid Steer Loaders →

From Construction Equipment Guide... If you want more uptime, lower overall operating costs, greater resale value and a longer life for your skid steer, preventive maintenance (PM) is key. Experts from ConExpo-Con/AGG staples Caterpillar, Case and Wacker Neuson have all the PM maintenance tips you need for skid steers. Make it a Habit to Check These Things Every Day Operators should start each workday with a daily walk-around inspection in which they: Check fluid levels (hydraulic fluid, fuel, coolant, engine oil) to make sure they are in the operating range specified in the owner's manual.  Click for more...


Caterpillar Expands Cat Command for Loading to Skid Steer, Compact Track Loaders →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Caterpillar announced the expansion of Cat Command for Loading to its D3-series skid steer and compact track loader line. Removing the operator from the machine, Command provides joystick-controlled remote operation of the skid steer and compact track loader models to increase safety and productivity when operating in challenging and potentially hazardous environments. Cat Command for Loading for skid steer and compact track loaders will be available in two configurations — line-of-sight operation via a lightweight console and non-line-of-sight operation via a remote Command station.  Click for more...


Smart Creep for Cat D3 Series Skid Steer Loaders, Compact Track Loaders Maximizes Work Tool Productivity →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Caterpillar will soon launch a new smart creep feature for the full range of Cat D3 skid steer loaders (SSL) and compact track loaders (CTL) for operating Cat cold planer and wheel saw attachments. Smart creep senses the load on the attachment and automatically adjusts the drive command to keep the cold planer or wheel saw running at the most productive speed. A combination of attachment sensors and proprietary software optimally balances attachment load and machine speed to maximize productivity.  Click for more...


ASV Launches New Line of Branded Attachments Matched to its Compact Track Loaders, Skid Steers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... ASV Holdings Inc. , a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, introduced a line of branded attachments tested for use on ASV machines. The ASV-branded attachments include a full range of buckets, pallet forks, grapples and brush mowers, with each attachment type available for every machine in ASV's lineup. Contractors benefit from being able to work with an ASV dealer as a single point of contact for a comprehensive package of ASV equipment and attachments, as well as the confidence that the tool is tested to ensure maximum efficiency with their equipment.  Click for more...


Bobcat Expands Features on Demand Technology Platform →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Bobcat Company is expanding its proprietary Features on Demand digital platform to include all 60 Platform R-Series compact track loaders and skid steer loaders. First launched in August 2020 on the T76 and S76 R-Series Loaders, Features On Demand is a wholly customizable technology that allows owners to enable additional machine features after purchase. "We are pleased to expand this game-changing solution to additional models in our R-Series lineup," said Joel Honeyman, vice president, Global Innovation, Doosan Bobcat North America.  Click for more...


Skid Steer Prices Up 30 Percent in U.S. According to Ritchie Bros. August Market Trends Report →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Ritchie Bros. ' August Market Trends Report continues to show positive pricing trends across all its equipment indexes, with truck tractor prices up 31 percent in the United States, while medium earthmoving and vocational trucks are up 27 percent and 26 percent respectively (for the three months ending July 31, 2021). With this month's report, Ritchie Bros. takes a closer look at skid steer and multi terrain loader sales in the United States and Canada.  Click for more...


Get the Most Out of Your Stand-On Skid Steer Attachments →

From Construction Equipment Guide... With the rising temperatures of the summer months comes the rise in demand for landscape, hardscape, tree care and other construction grade jobs. One of the biggest machine assets for operators in these spaces is a stand-on skid steer. Today's stand-on skid steers offer power, 360-degree visibility and simple maneuverability — all benefits that are keeping operators efficient on the job site.  Click for more...


Five Stand-On Skid Steer Attachments to Invest In →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Stand-on skid steers are some of the most versatile machines on the market. With the ability to easily switch out attachments, they can take on almost any task a job site throws at them and can even open the door for contractors to take on jobs in different industries. But what are the best attachments to help you get that most out of your machine? Here are the five attachments beyond a bucket and fork that will up the ROI of your stand-on skid steer.  Click for more...


ASV Strengthens Lineup With Addition of MAX-Series Skid Steers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... ASV Holdings Inc. has expanded the new MAX-Series lineup with the addition of the vertical-lift VS-75 and radial-lift RS-75 skid steers. The MAX-Series line was first introduced with compact track loaders in mid-2020, giving operators a premium experience to match the machines' impressive performance capabilities. Like the tracked machines, the skid steers benefit from a new, next-generation cab available with industry-leading 360-degree visibility, a roomier operator area, a more comfortable seat, a new high-tech touch-screen display and more.  Click for more...


Danuser Introduces Mini Skid Steer Mounted EP Auger System →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Danuser has introduced a new mounting system to make its EP Auger compatible for mini skid steers. The auger features a planetary gear drive that is up to 42 percent stronger, with greater torque for drilling through hard-compacted surfaces, according to the manufacturer. "Models range from 6 to 35 gpm and from 1,500 to 3,500 psi, making this a very versatile tool for the construction and agricultural industries," said Glenn Danuser, company co-owner.  Click for more...


Prinoth Updates M450s Mulching Head →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Prinoth is well-known for its crawler carriers but also manufactures a wide range of mulching equipment. Through its vegetation management division, Prinoth continuously invests in developing new products, including the latest updates of the M450s mulching head. Various Working Widths for All Skid Steers After the successful introduction of the 74.8-in.-wide M450s-1900 in the North American market, the head is now available in a smaller working width of 63 in.  Click for more...


ASV Recognizes Duffy's Sales & Rental as 2020 Dealer of the Year, CLM Equipment as 2020 Rookie of the Year →

From Construction Equipment Guide... ASV Holdings Inc. , a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, announced Duffy's Sales & Rental as the 2020 Dealer of the Year and CLM Equipment as the 2020 Rookie of the Year. "Duffy's Sales & Rental and CLM equipment went above and beyond representing the ASV brand and showing a passion for the equipment that is hard to miss," said Jeff Pate, director of sales of the ASV brand.  Click for more...


RoadHog Introduces Heavy Duty Generation 5 Cold Planer →

From Construction Equipment Guide... RoadHog Inc. , a 30 year manufacturer of asphalt milling attachments, introduced the latest series of heavy duty cold planers for skid steers. Featuring a Fairfield 7HBX planetary, coupled to a Sauer M44 piston motor, these units feature a 0 to 8 in. cutting depth; ¾ in. chassis and housing plate; 1.5 in. walled cutting drum; 5 in. tooth clearance for reduced drag; and a durable front steel debris guard.  Click for more...


Skid Steer Loader or Compact Track Loader — How to Choose →

From Construction Equipment Guide... It's the most popular piece of equipment on construction jobsites. It has been and remains a consistent, high-selling machine in the construction industry. And it has been around for six decades. The skid steer loader is a must-have in virtually every construction fleet, from general builders to landscapers, and even those offering snow and ice management services. This small yet mighty machine proved to offer numerous benefits on various jobsites and gave way to inspire a new take on it: the compact track loader (CTL).  Click for more...


VIDEO: R-Series T62, S62 Loader Models Feature Bobcat Inline Engine, Cast-Steel Lift Arm Sections →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Bobcat Company has added products to its lineup to meet customers' changing needs. The newest product offering is the 60-frame size loader models — and first radius-lift-path loaders — to the R-Series lineup: the Bobcat R-Series T62 compact track loader and S62 skid-steer loader. These new models join the current R-Series lineup, including: 70 frame-size loaders — T76 compact track loader and S76 skid-steer loader — as well as the four other 60-frame loaders — T64 and S64 loaders and the T66 and S66 loaders.  Click for more...


ASV Introduces Sweepstakes to Win a 1-Year MAX-Series Lease →

From Construction Equipment Guide... ASV Holdings Inc. , a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, continues the excitement from its recent launch of the new MAX-Series loaders with a chance at winning a 1-Year MAX-Series lease. Eligible contractors in the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) who schedule and complete a demo or walkaround of an ASV machine at an ASV dealer will be entered into the Win an ASV MAX-Series Lease Sweepstakes that kicked off Aug.  Click for more...



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