TAG: skid-steers

Experts’ Tips: Skid-steer reliability

November 14, 2019By
Skid-steer (Photo: New Holland Construction)

Experts from skid-steer manufacturers offer some additional advice on how to get the best performance and longest life out of loader tires and tracks. read more

ASV adds 2-year, 2,000-hour warranty on Posi-Track and skid-steer loaders

October 14, 2019By

ASV Holdings introduced a new two-year, 2,000-hour warranty for its Posi-Track and skid-steer loaders. The comprehensive warranty covers compact track loader tracks for the entire warranty period. In addition, the warranty goes a step further to feature the compact track loader no-derailment guarantee. “We’re introducing this aggressive new warranty because we have an exceptionally high level of confidence in the... read more

Better efficiency with detailed planning

October 13, 2019By
Before crews members step foot on a site, they know what materials will be needed. (Photo: Ross NW Watergardens)

Ross NW Watergardens in Portland, Ore., significantly upped its efficiency just by going back to the basics in terms of planning. The new policy has alleviated a lot of pressure on the crew leaders and crew manager of the $925,000 company. It all started in early 2018 when the residential landscape design/build company designated one of its employees as a... read more

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