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TAG: skid-steers

The scoop on skid-steers

January 14, 2020By
Skid-steer loader (Photo: Takeuchi US)

When it comes to landscape construction equipment, contractors look to get the most out of their machines, making skid-steer loaders (SSLs) a popular purchase. Skid-steers are a common choice for flat terrain and hard surface applications, including landscaping, site preparation, earthmoving and demolition, according to Lee Padgett, product manager at Takeuchi US. “As more and more hydraulic attachments are being... read more

Experts’ Tips: Skid-steer reliability

December 16, 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

John Deere collaborates with customers, upgrades G-Series skid-steers and compact track loaders

November 26, 2019By

John Deere enhanced its lineup of five small-frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders. The five models (312GR, 314G, 316GR, 317G, 318G) were introduced to the market more than three years ago. But John Deere worked with customers to better understand their needs and how to improve machinery for maximum productivity, uptime and solutions. “As we constantly source feedback... 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