Skid steer loaders are a versatile earthmoving tool used in a variety of construction tasks...Show More
Skid steer loaders are a versatile earthmoving tool used in a variety of construction tasks. A skid steer loader has a bucket at the front attached to loader arms that allow the operator to perform excavation and loading tasks. Other hydraulic attachments are available as well, making the skid steer loader a universal choice for construction and maintenance tasks.
Skid steer loaders can attach to augers, trenching devices, brush cutters, dozer blades, grappler tools, and even rotary brooms. They come in a range of sizes typically divided into three categories based on weight: small-frame, medium-frame, and large-frame skid steer loaders.
Capable of navigating tight spaces, small-frame loaders work well performing landscaping, site development, and grading tasks, and you can use medium-frame versions for the same tasks at a larger scale. Use large-frame skid steer loaders for grading, excavation, drilling, and demolition tasks. Check out the FAQs below to learn more.
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The cost of a skid steer rental will differ depending on the type and size of skid steer loader, as well as whether you want to rent one for a day, a week, or a month. For example, renting a small-frame skid steer loader for a is $104 per day or $773 per month, a medium-frame loader could cost $227 per day or $1,575 per month, while renting a large-frame skid steer loader is $368 a day or $2,825 per month.
You can use the versatile skid steer for a variety of tasks on construction, landscaping, and maintenance sites. The ability to use so many different attachments gives the skid steer its extreme versatility and usefulness. In addition to excavating, its many attachments can be used for clearing snow, trenching, mixing cement, digging, and a wide variety of landscaping tasks.
The difference between a wheeled skid steer loader and one that sits on tracks involves more than just one having wheels and one moving on tracks. Wheels or tracks affect how they operate on different kinds of terrain. Track loaders work better on uneven soft terrain that a wheeled loader may sink into, and a wheeled loader operates best on asphalt, concrete, and pavement. Although a wheeled skid steer offers the advantage of tighter maneuverability and greater speed, track skid steer loaders can carry heavier loads.
Skid steers come in a variety of sizes with different load capacities and horsepower. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.
From buckets and backhoes to dozer blades and mulchers, the skid steer has a long list of possible attachments. The auger attachment is one of the most popular and allows the skid steer to dig a precise hole, and the bucket and pallet fork attachments provide ways to lift and move materials.