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Skid-steers are in the group of more versatile power machinery equipment. Due to the large variety of attachments, these little machines can do a large number of different applications. Typically, the drive of left and right-side wheels is independent, which only adds to its maneuverability. Steering is done through a differential mechanism and wheels can be ran at different speeds. Occasionally, for tougher applications, tracks replace the wheels. This enables the machine to be used on terrains not suitable to conventional wheels and tires.

Key Takeaways:

  • Skid steer loaders are small, rigid-frame machines that can hold a variety of tools and attachments.
  • Some of the specialized attachments include backhoes, augers, snow blowers, trenchers and wheel saws.
  • It is a highly versatile piece of equipment that is easy to maintain and maneuver.

“Hydraulic supply lines to powered attachments may be routed so that the couplings are located near the cab, and the driver does not need to leave the machine to connect or disconnect those supply lines.”

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