While engaged in conversation, some people might be prone to using terms or acronyms (abbreviations) in a way that is inaccurate or not in the true context of their meaning; an example within the construction equipment industry would be using the terms bobcat or caterpillar in reference to earth-moving machines in general, even though these are the names of specific equipment manufacturers and there are many companies that produce this type of machinery.
A similar scenario may be the case when referring to skid steer loaders, or skid-steers as they are commonly known. Skid steer loaders are small, rigid-frame, engine-powered machines that are routinely used in such business sectors as:
- Site Development
This equipment is typically a four-wheel vehicle, with the wheels mechanically locked and synchronized on the left and right sides of the body in a fixed straight alignment. These wheels do not have a separate steering mechanism but rather the vehicle can be turned by operating the left and right wheel pairings at different speeds; this causes the vehicle to turn in the desired direction by skidding across the ground or surface – thus the name skid steer.
This is where a clarification in terminology may be helpful; some skid steer loaders may be equipped with tracks in place of the tires/wheels, and in these cases it would be more accurate to refer to them as compact track loaders or multi-terrain loaders.
One of the key benefits of a skid steer loader is its labour-saving capabilities; this results from the opportunity/flexibility to connect a wide range of attachments or tools to its lift arms and therefore use one machine for a variety of purposes.
The lift arms are situated on opposite sides of the driver’s protective cab, with their pivot points fundamentally located behind the driver’s shoulders; these arms are designed to accommodate numerous types of skid steer attachments, including:
- Pallet Forks
- Cold Planers
- Rotary Brooms
- Pick-Up Brooms
- Grapple Buckets
- Root or Scrap Grapples
- Concrete Slab Lifter Buckets
- Snow Pushers, Blades, and Wings
- Utility Buckets (with/without digging teeth)
Skid steer loaders are highly versatile equipment; they can be easily modified, through a variety of attachments, to perform several different operations, thus saving time, labour, and money for the user-company. Because of its compact size and method of steering, a skid steer loader can be an ideal choice for working in tight/confined spaces or in areas where adjacent property or existing work cannot be disturbed; they can also be used in varying types of ground conditions including mud and snow.
Quality Skid Steer Attachments for All Leading Makes of Compact Equipment
Whenever construction companies, landscaping contractors, or agricultural professionals are in need of high-quality attachments for their skid steer loaders, they can rely on the specialists from Tag Equipment in Stouffville, Ontario. Founded in 2006, Tag Equipment has provided support for their customers through the sales and rentals of attachments for skid steer loaders from such leading manufacturers as:
Looking for high-quality attachments for your skid steer loader at a fair price? Call the compact equipment and attachment specialists from Tag Equipment at 647-559-3703 to speak with one of our experienced representatives.