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.
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.
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.
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.
Hardscape, landscape and tree care professionals are feeling the heat, and it is not because of the warmer months approaching.
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.
Caterpillar announced the expansion of Cat Command for Loading to its D3-series skid steer and compact track loader line.
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.
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.
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.
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).