Compact tractors are just like other tractors in that they can be used with a variety of different attachments that have various purposes in agricultural and construction situations. Unlike other tractors, however, compact tractors weigh under 4,000 pounds, and they use less than 40 HP, with many using only 20 HP to 30 HP. These specialized tractors run at less than 540 RPM, and they are easier to store and maneuver than traditional tractors.
Visit our Cat Compact Loader Maintenance page on Cat.com. Take advantage of special offers on Cat Parts, shop for parts online, access maintenance schedules and get info on both tires and tracks. Also available for download is our latest Parts Reference Guide - listing out all part numbers required for the first 2,000+ hours of your Cat Skid Steer, Compact Track and Multi Terrain Loaders.

The {Caterpillar (CAT) 320DL} is a massive excavator that is designed for medium to large jobs. This is not the unit that you'll see digging out a swimming pool in a residential area. Rather, these units traditionally see use in the energy or natural resource extraction market, or in larger-scale commercial operations. Boasting a 389 cubic inch CAT diesel motor, this 50,000 pound unit is powerful and capable, yet still transportable on a flatbed trailer behind a tractor trailer.
With my ideal tractor in mind, I was able to cut the list of 60 or 70 tractors for sale down to 20 or so. Before I got into seeing what those 20 fetched online, I dug into tractor forums looking for hands-on reviews. The New Hollands in the size class I was after, I found, were actually rebranded LS tractors, made in South Korea. A neighbor loaned me an LS awhile back and I wasn’t in love with it. The old Allis-Chalmers was a great machine, but parts were hard to find. A couple of the John Deeres had really positive chatter, as did the L3750, which a couple of guys on the Kubota forum said might be the best tractor Big Orange ever made. Before I started pricing the tractors out, that list of 20 or so was cut in half.

 For sale is a 2005 Caterpillar 304CR Excavator, Cab/Heat/Air, Aux Hydraulics, Mechanical thumb,2 Speed,  Backfill Blade, VERY GOOD tracks, Cat Coupler, 10,844# Operating weight, 43 HP Diesel engine, 4,221 Hours.  Cranks right up and runs good, Tracks straight, turns strong both directions.  Has some dents/dings/scratches but seems to be mechanically pretty sound.  Cylinders all seem dry.

There are two main types of "Control" configuration generally use in excavators to control the boom and bucket, both of which spread the four main digging controls between two x-y joysticks. This allows a skilled operator to control all four functions simultaneously. The most popular configuration in the US is the SAE controls configuration while in other parts of the world, the ISO control configuration is more common. Some manufacturers such as Takeuchi have switches that allow the operator to select which control configuration to use.


For a standard household lawn mower under normal conditions, it is recommended to sharpen the blades twice a mowing season. It’s important to keep the blades sharp as they cut grass faster and cleaner, and this cleaner cut promotes faster lawn regrowth. If you notice decreased performance, uneven cutting patterns, or it is taking longer to mow your lawn, it might be time to check the blade. Take the mower to a certified blade sharpener.
Excavators are a valuable tool in a wide range of applications, from digging trenches and preparing foundations on construction sites, to driving in piles on a farm. Clear snow in poor weather, dredge rivers, or demolish existing structures as part of a clearing operation. Access to a John Deere or Komatsu digger makes many projects easier, helping you to keep to deadlines and improve overall workforce efficiency. While most excavators have tracks, it is also possible to get wheeled models, which may be more suitable in certain working environments, especially if you need to drive between work sites on main roads or require extra maneuverability.
Engineered to be the most productive skid steer in the industry, ASV helps you get more work done. Starting from the ground-up with a unique frame, these machines offer the highest ground clearance, widest departure angle, fast ground speeds, direct drive pumps, and excellent cooling packages to work more efficiently in a wider range of conditions.

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2014 NorTrac 25XT Compact Utility Tractor, 80 Hours, 25 hp Tier-4 Final Shibaura Liquid Cooled Diesel Engine, 21.6 Rear PTO hp, R4 Tires, MFWD, Differential Lock, 8 forward and 8 reverse speed transmission with a Synchro-shuttle upgrade, 540/1,000 RPM PTO, ROPS, sunshade and upgraded Grammer suspension seat, Front weights, Rear Hydraulics with 3rd SCV, Glow plugs, 3-pt NorTrac 60" Grooming Mower, Very clean. ...more
The cost of new equipment can be quite steep but browsing online you will find a wide selection of used skid steer loaders for sale. Second-hand skid steers, which are well looked-after, are likely to give you years of trouble-free service, as this vehicle is designed to be particularly robust to cope with all the heavy duty demands placed upon it. If you are searching for skidsteer loaders for sale, taking a look at online auctions & the inventory of used machinery traders gives you the opportunity to compare prices and get a grasp of what is available in the used skid steer market.
KIOTI has a full line of hay-hauling, dirt-digging, trail-blazing machines ready to take on any job that demands a durable compact tractor. Choose from the CS Sub Compact Series (22 hp – 25 hp), CK10 Series (25 hp – 40 hp), DK10 Series (45 hp – 55 hp), NX Series (45 hp -60 hp), RX Series (66 hp – 73 hp) or PX Series (90 hp - 110 hp) and find the one that’s right for you.
I called my pal, Kyle, who runs Van Galder Family Farms in Alpine, New York, and my friend and mechanic Bill Phelps, of Phelps Auto in Lansing, New York. I told them what I was up to and they gave me a punch list of things to look at. Kyle, I found out, would be at the auction and could kick tires with me. That night before the auction, I typed out the accompanying checklist of things to look at before the bidding started.
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