A skip loader is a piece of compact dirt equipment designed for use in landscaping, utility, and loading applications. A skip loader is a tractor-like vehicle, typically larger in size than a skid steer, and features a front-mounted bucket and a rear-mounted box scraper.
Skip loaders have many names. You can also hear people call them an industrial loader, front loader, landscape loader, tractor, or tractor loader. However, despite the different names, there are a few characteristics you can look for on a skip loader to identify this heavy equipment.
A skip loader looks like a large tractor with a loader at the front and a backhoe at the rear of the machine. Skip loaders used on farms will sometimes switch out the backhoe for a box blade.
You’ll typically find skip loaders on construction sites or farms. When used in construction, skip loaders are good for:
When skip loaders are on a farm, they’re good for:
Additionally, when a skip loader has a box blade attached to it, it can smooth or contour the land, spread material such as gravel or soil, or backfill a large area of land.
If you’re on the farm or construction site and wondering if a skip loader can help you with your tasks, consider renting one from BigRentz. When you rent, you can test out a variety of skip loaders and find the one that works best for you.
Whether you call it a skip loader, front loader, industrial loader, or something else, this hardworking piece of heavy equipment is ready to help you get the job done.