Skid steer loaders are a versatile earthmoving tool used in a variety of construction trades...Show More
Skid steer loaders are a versatile earthmoving tool used in a variety of construction trades. Traditionally, the loader arms located at the fore of the vehicle are attached to a bucket for excavation and loading tasks, but other hydraulic attachments are available as well. Skid steer loaders can pair with other attachments, which greatly extends their uses for construction and maintenance teams.
For example, skid steer loaders can attach to augers, trenching devices, brush cutters, dozer blades, grappler tools, and even rotary brooms. Skid steer loaders are available in different sizes, but can generally be divided into three categories based on weight: small frame wheel loaders, medium frame wheel loaders, and large frame wheel loaders.
Small frame skid steer loaders range between 1,300 and 1,750 lbs with up to 50 horsepower (hp), are ideal for work sites with tight spaces and narrow passages, and are typically used for landscaping, site development, and grading tasks. Medium frame skid steer loaders weigh between 1,750 and 2,200 lbs with 50–70 hp and are used for the same tasks as a small wheel loader, just at a larger scale.
Large frame skid steer loaders weigh over 2,200 lbs and come with over 70 hp. These large-frame models are used for grading, excavation, drilling, and demolition tasks.
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