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Skid Steers for Construction, Landscaping and Agricultural Tasks
Skid steer loaders are speedy, versatile machines with a rigid frame and dual lifting arms that can be outfitted to perform a wide variety of landscaping, agriculture, and construction tasks. Skid steer attachments like buckets, forks, and grapples lets a skid steer haul debris, stack pallets, load truck beds, plant trees, remove snow, mix and pump concrete, and a whole lot more.
My Little Salesman lists all-purpose skid steers for sale that can easily modified to feed your specific job requirements. Whether you need skid steers with wheels or tracks, radial or vertical lifting systems, or any other configurations, we make sure plenty of skid steers are available to you at a fair asking price.
Choosing a Skid Steer
First, determine if you need a wheeled or tracked skid steer:
- Tracked – This allows the skid steer to work on steeper slopes, muddy conditions and soft soils. Tracks are slower, but have more dozing power and leave less of a footprint as well.
- Wheeled – Air-filled, solid rubber and foam-filled pneumatic tires are used for different conditions.
- Air-filled – Cheap, and has well on rough or uneven terrain.
- Solid Rubber – Impossible to go flat because there is no air inside.
- Foam-filled Pneumatic – Impossible to go flat and provides a much smoother ride.
Next, determine the lift - radial or vertical.
- Radial-lift – Excels at loading materials onto low surfaces such as flatbeds and pickup trucks. Generally the cheaper option.
- Vertical-lift – Excels at loading materials onto higher locations (or when stockpiling).
Finally, consider the dump height and lifting capacity, as these two specifications will determine how high the arms can lift and how much weight they can carry.
Inspecting Used Skid Steers for Sale
For fairly new skid steers, inspecting the condition of the tires, belts, hoses, and looking for leaks, rust and excessive exterior damage should be enough. Older skid steers may need to have the oil and hydraulic fluids tested for impurities or mechanical problems.
If you are buying a skid steer from an area known for severe weather, then the inspection will have to be more thorough. Check the fluid levels on the engine, transmission, hydraulics, and check the connective pins to make sure they are greased. The engine should start normally and the transmission should sound normal, too.
Skid Steer Loader Buying Guide
Need more information? Check out our skid steer buying guide for details on sizes, specs, attachments, costs, and more.
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