Skid steers and compact track loaders (CTLs) are widely used on a variety of job sites and homeowner applications. Valued for their maneuverability and versatility, skid steers and CTLs can be used in conjunction with a wide-range of attachments including buckets, forks, grapples, augers, brooms, brush mowers, snow blowers/blades, power rakes, stump grinders and more. Switching between attachments is quick and easy – requiring no tools. The machines can be safely transported on trailers behind most pick-ups.
Skids and CTLs are generally rated by their rated lift capacity, which is 50% of the “tipping load” – which is the weight that would cause them to tip forward when picking up a load. Wheeled skid steers are rated from 1,300 lb lift capacity up to 3,000 lb lift capacity. Wheeled skid steers are great for a wide range of applications and are one of the most widely rented machine categories. Track skid steers (CTLs) are rated from 2,500 lbs to 38,000 lbs of lift capacity. Tracks provide extra flotation and the increased weight allows higher lift capacities. CTLs are a great fit for landscaping or other applications with soft footing and where extra traction, stability and/or lift capacity is needed.