An economic alternative to the full-size skid steer is the mini-skid steer. You can get into tighter areas that a bigger bobcat cannot get into. This is because on a mini skid ster you either walk behind or stand on a pedestal, there is not a cab. This is the reason that this piece of equipment, also known as a compact utility loader, weighs in at about 2,000 lbs., where its big brother the full size skid loader, tips the scales at about 6,000 lbs. Mini skid steers are so light weight that many owners haul it in the back of their truck, so there is no need to haul a trailer around. Think of the gas savings in transporting the equipment. Another area in which you can increase your bottom line is decreasing man hours needed to do the job. Manpower is one of the leading expenses in the construction industry. Instead of an entire crew working by hand, a couple of trained workers using a mini-skid steer can get the job done.
As for attachments, there are mini-skid steer attachments that will address nearly your every need. For example, the bucket can be swapped out for; augers, trenchers, scrap grapples, angle blades, plows, rock buckets, tree spades, sod rollers, and on and on. Where attachments are concerned, the min-skid steer is just as versatile as it big brother, especially in urban areas where access into homeowners backyard is essential.
So whether you are looking at your first skid steer purchase or if you are looking to complement your existing arsenal, a mini skid steer might just be the ticket. Visit our skid steer attachments page to see the wide variety of attachments we have to offer. Or Call us direct at 877-378-4642 to speak to a specialist.