Skid steers aren’t mammoth pieces of construction equipment, but what they lack in size, they more than make up for in versatility and maneuverability. A skid steer loader’s compactness and agility allows it to go where larger machines cannot venture, making it ideal for applications that require working in tight spaces. And with the wide assortment of tools and attachments that are available with most models, one skid steer is often capable of performing the role of many machines, which can result in substantial cost savings for any construction company.
The Skid Steer's Origin Virtually every type of construction equipment has an interesting story behind its beginnings and skid steers are certainly not an exception. Louis and Cyril Keller had begun thinking using a type of skid steer in the mid-1950s.The brothers arrived a barnyard in western Minnesota in 1958 to speak with a farmer about a machine they had that could help him clean up manure more efficiently. The farmer was not impressed with what he saw was a 'big toy.' But the brothers were unfazed by the farmer's initial skepticism, so, they proceeded to demonstrate their 'toy' by cleaning the farm 'for free. The farmer changed his in mind in a hurry and immediately ordered two of these skid steers for himself. Of course, there's a lot more to this story and to read the rest of it, click here: https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/cyril-keller-recalls-entrepreneurial-skid-steer-gamble/22651.
ASV Holdings Inc. , a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, added new dealers to its dealer network in Q2 of 2020 — three locations each for new dealers CLM Equipment Co.
Case Construction Equipment has donated a skid steer to Wichita Habitat for Humanity, expanding the manufacturer's relationship with the international non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives through affordable home ownership.
Stanley Infrastructure, a partner for industrial tools and attachments, announced that Paladin is offering a new high-flow forestry disk mulcher, the FD60.
Bobcat Company is introducing four all-new, 60 frame size vertical lift path loaders to its product lineup: the Bobcat R-Series T64 and T66 compact track loaders and S64 and S66 skid-steer loaders.
Loegering Power Attachments, an ASV Holdings Inc. brand, introduced the ST Series stabilizing and milling skid-steer and compact track loader attachments to the North American market.
In 1958, Louis Keller drove his truck into the barnyard of western Minnesota turkey farmer John Sonstegard.
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