A skid steer, also referred to as a slide loader, skid steer loader or slip-driver is a powerful, lightweight, compact, motor-driven machine with hydraulically-powered lift handles that are fitted to a range of lifting tools or accessories. This type of machine is ideal for operating in harsh environments, such as agricultural fields, mining operations, construction sites and the likes. There are two general types of skid steer: bucket and disc drives. The machine’s bucket and disc drives can be operating in tandem, allowing the operator to clear large quantities of materials from a single location; the bucket is fitted with a mechanism that allows it to automatically lower itself after a pre-determined number of rotations.You may find more information at St. Louis Skid Steer.
A third popular variation of the skid steer is the Hydraulic-arm skid steer. This type of skid steer loader has hydraulic brakes on both the front and rear wheels and offers complete control over the direction of its movement. These brakes allow the loader to stay stationary at one position while traversing tight spaces. Although more expensive than the bucket and disc drive variety, this kind of skid steer is the most practical for tight spaces and agricultural operations.
Aside from bucket and disc drives, other popular skid steer attachments include the bag stacker, boom lift, conveyor belt, track loader and tiller. This versatile machine can be used in a huge variety of tasks, making it highly useful for a variety of industries, both domestic and commercial. In addition, these machines can usually be obtained for a cheaper price than its counterparts, which makes them perfect for a company that is on a budget but still needs the capabilities of a large-scale construction equipment.
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