TAG: skid-steers

Experts’ Tips: Selecting the right attachments for skid-steers

September 4, 2019By
Skid-steer (Photo: Bobcat)

Choosing the right equipment and attachments gives contractors better efficiency and versatility on the job. James Jones, operations manager at the Phoenix branch of Gothic Landscape, says using skid-steer attachments helps save labor. “We are in such a labor crisis that if we can add more equipment, maybe instead of having eight crew members, we could have five,” Jones says.... read more

Companies in the News: Case celebrates 50 years of skid-steers; Kohler Co. moves engine manufacturing plant and more from Davey Tree and Husqvarna

April 24, 2019By

Case Construction Equipment celebrated 50 years of skid-steer manufacturing with a ceremony on April 3 at its Wichita, Kan., plant. Case first built skid-steers in 1969 at its Burlington, Iowa, facility, before eventually moving production to Wichita. “Skid-steers completely transformed the construction equipment landscape, and Case has played a leading role in the evolution and development of this product category... read more

True workhorses: Skid-steer and compact track loader trends

May 15, 2018By
Skid-steer. Photo: Bobcat Co.

Skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders (CTLs) always have been true workhorses in the field. As they continue to grow in popularity, equipment manufacturers are working to make these machines faster, more powerful and more efficient for landscape crews to operate. “For landscape contractors, it’s all about time and labor savings,” says Perry Girard, product marketing manager for Case Construction... read more

John Deere debuts new equipment, launches contest

January 25, 2018By

John Deere added a new compact wheel loader, compact track loader (CTL) and skid-steers to its lineup. It also launched its “Small Machines, Big Impact” contest. 344L compact wheel loader John Deere introduced the 344L compact wheel loader with Articulation Plus. The 344L offers a travel speed up to 25 mph with smooth auto-shift technology, a full-turn tip load of... read more

JDLink now available on select large-frame Deere models

December 7, 2016By

John Deere made its JDLink available as a factory-installed option on all new John Deere large-frame G-Series skid-steers (330G, 332G) and compact track loaders (331G, 333G). JDLink allows users to remotely connect with their equipment for diagnostic, safety and efficiency checks. “John Deere has invested heavily over the last decade to become a leading technology solutions provider, not just a manufacturer that produces... read more

John Deere adds skid-steers, compact loader

February 5, 2016By

John Deere released four EPA Final Tier 4 G-Series skid-steers and one compact track loader. The new skid-steers models include the 312GR, 314G, 316GR and 318G, and the 317G is the new compact track loader in the series. According to the company, the G-Series machines feature an optimized boom design that enables lift heights over 10 feet on the vertical lift models and... read more