The wheels on a skid steer typically have no steering mechanism, they are in a fixed, straight line relative to the body of the machine.  By turning the left and right wheel pairs at different speeds, the machine turns by skidding, or dragging its wheels across the ground.  The rigid frame and strong wheel bearings prevent the torsional forces caused by this dragging motion from damaging the machine.  This skidding motion tears up the ground on which the machine operates.
Unlike in a conventional front loader, the lift arms in these machines are alongside the driver with the pivot points behind the driver's shoulders. Because of the operator's proximity to moving booms, early skid loaders were not as safe as conventional front loaders, particularly during entry and exit of the operator. Modern skid loaders have fully enclosed cabs and other features to protect the operator. Like other front loaders, it can push material from one location to another, carry material in its bucket or load material into a truck or trailer.

Unlike in a conventional front loader, the lift arms in these machines are alongside the driver with the pivot points behind the driver's shoulders. Because of the operator's proximity to moving booms, early skid loaders were not as safe as conventional front loaders, particularly during entry and exit of the operator. Modern skid loaders have fully enclosed cabs and other features to protect the operator. Like other front loaders, it can push material from one location to another, carry material in its bucket or load material into a truck or trailer.


New Holland TD95D MFWD Tractor, 1647 Hrs Showing, 80 PTO Hp, 3.9L 4-Cyl Turbo-Diesel Engine, 12-Speed Shuttle Shift Transmission, CAT II 3-Pt Hitch, 540/1000 RPM PTO, (3) Remotes, AM/FM Radio, Cab W/Heat & A-C, Foot Throttle, KMW Quick-Attach Loader W/85" Bucket & Grapple, 2-Prong Bale Spear, Joystick Control, 18.4R34 Rear Tires, 13.6R24 Front Tires, NOTE: Grapple Would Not Operate On Listing Day, SN: 24015477 ...more
INSTRUCTIONS, ANSI, USA|*RIDE CONTROL, NONE|*SEAT,AIR SUSPENSION,CLOTH,HEAT|*RUBBER BELT, 2 SPD, TF IDLERS|289D CA HF DCA2(PDC)|*CONVERSION ARRANGEMENT|*ROPS, ENCLOSED WITH A/C (C3)|*HEATER, ENGINE COOLANT, 120V|LANE 1 ORDER|*289D CTL TIER 4 FINAL HRC|CAROLINA CDC - - AVAILABILITY|SHIPPING/STORAGE PROTECTION|INSTRUCTIONS, ENGLISH|TRACK,RUBBER,450MM(17.7IN)BLCK|*BATTERY,XTRA HVY DUTY 1000 CCA|*SEAT BELT, 2"|*DOOR, CAB, POLYCARBONATE|FILM, SELF LEVEL, ANSI|*COUNTERWEIGHT,MACHINE,EXTERNAL|*RADIO READY|*QUICK COUPLER, ELECTRIC|*DISPLAY, ADVANCED, LCD|*PACKAGE, PERFORMANCE, (H3)| ...more
INSTRUCTIONS, ANSI, USA|*RIDE CONTROL, NONE|*SEAT,AIR SUSPENSION,CLOTH,HEAT|*RUBBER BELT, 2 SPD, TF IDLERS|289D CA HF DCA2(PDC)|*CONVERSION ARRANGEMENT|*ROPS, ENCLOSED WITH A/C (C3)|*HEATER, ENGINE COOLANT, 120V|LANE 1 ORDER|*289D CTL TIER 4 FINAL HRC|CAROLINA CDC - - AVAILABILITY|SHIPPING/STORAGE PROTECTION|INSTRUCTIONS, ENGLISH|TRACK,RUBBER,450MM(17.7IN)BLCK|*BATTERY,XTRA HVY DUTY 1000 CCA|*SEAT BELT, 2"|*DOOR, CAB, POLYCARBONATE|FILM, SELF LEVEL, ANSI|*COUNTERWEIGHT,MACHINE,EXTERNAL|*RADIO READY|*QUICK COUPLER, ELECTRIC|*DISPLAY, ADVANCED, LCD|*PACKAGE, PERFORMANCE, (H3)| ...more
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.
The Kubota was definitely not pretty. It had clearly spent its life sleeping outside. I tried to start it and nothing happened. But when Kyle brought over a jump pack it started right up. Right away it would need a battery. We started to make a list: battery, leaky swing arm on the backhoe, the filters were all old – one of them dated 2010 – two hydraulic hoses needed replacement … I Googled parts and prices on my cell phone before the bidding started. Those replacements, plus all new fluids I figured would take another $1,000 ballpark to get the machine back to level.
IVT, ILS, Front Duals, Prem Cab, Active Seat, 7" Color TouchScreen, Michelin 480R50 Rear, Michelin 420R34 Front, 5 Hyd, Big Hyd Pump (60GPM), 18300# 3 Point, HID Lights, Front Fenders, Rear Fender Ext, Cat 4 Drawbar (No HD Sppt), 1000 PTO, 1 Pr 1400# Rear Wgts, 8 Front Wgts, XM Radio, Leather, Radar, Biz Band Ant, Cold Weather Pkg.|Front Weight Support with 8 Front Suitcase Weights and One Pair of 635 kg (1400 lb.)|Cold Weather Start Kit|Auxiliary Hydraulic Connections|John Deere PowerTech PSX 9.0 L (549 cu. In.) 6 Cyl IT4 / Stage 3b Compliant Diesel Engine|Foot Operated Speed Control|Antenna Mount and Wiring for Business Band (2-Way) Radio|Radar, Dual Beam Sensor|Leather Trim Package|Fenders, Full Coverage Rear 2.55 m (100 In.) Width|Fenders, Deluxe Pivoting Front for MFWD or ILS -480 mm (18.9 In.) Wide|480/70R34 In. 146A8 R1W Radial in Dual Wheel Configuration|Premium Lighting|John Deere Independent Link Suspension with Hydraulic Differential Lock, Fully Enclosed Driveline and Dual Tyre Capabili|480/80R50 In. 159A8 R1W Radial in Dual Wheel Configuration|120 mm (4.72 In.) Diameter x 3010 mm (118.5 In.) Length with Double Taper Wheel Hubs|Cat. 4 Adjustable Swinging Drawbar with 50 mm (2 In.) Pin with Heavy Duty Support|8,482 kg (18,700 Lb.) Lift Capacity Hitch (Cat 4N/3) Hitch with Sway Blocks and Quick Coupler|45 mm (1-3/4 In.) 1000 rpm PTO (20 Spline)|Five Remote Selective Control Valves with Push/Pull Breakaway Couplers and High Pressure Relief Levers|227.1 lpm (60 gpm) 85 cc Hydraulic Pump Displacement|Premium Radio Package with XM Radio|Premium CommandView II Cab with Active Seat|Touchscreen GS3 CommandCenter 7 Color Display, Video Capable|AutoPowr IVT Transmission 42 km/h (26 mph) with Right Hand Reverser Controls ...more
OPEN STATION, MFWD, 9/3 SYNCRO TRANSMISSION, DUAL MID MOUNT SCV WITH JOYSTICK, 16.9-28 REAR, 9.5X24 FRTS, R-1 AG TREAD, FRONT WEIGHT BRACKET, 6 FRONT WEIGHTS, 2 REAR HYD OUTLETS, JOHN DEERE CANOPY, LOOKS BRAND NEW.|North America|English Operators Manual and Decal Kit|4 Wheel Drive|Dual Mid Valves with Joystick Control|16.9-28 In. 6PR R1 Bias|9.5-24 In. 6PR R1 Bias ...more
Tractor paid for, and loaded on to Kyle’s trailer, I called my wife. After a brief “conversation” about the home renovations all that cash could cover, the tractor was dropped off at Phelps’ garage. Rather than me figuring the machine out, I had Bill give it a once over, replace all the fluids, the few bad hoses, straighten the bent loader bucket, and re-pack that leaky swing arm cylinder. There was a new battery, too, and a few other things, which rung up to $1,500 or $500 more than I had anticipated before I started bidding.
For those seeking a micro-excavator for urban or residential work, the Bobcat 325G track excavator offers the ability to perform excavation work in tight areas. Powered by a 27.7 horsepower Kubota diesel motor, the 325G is biased toward smaller excavation work like irrigation trenching, digging out smaller pools, and excavating pads for small structures.
Some of the biggest names in the world produce skid steer loaders, including Bobcat, New Holland and Kubota. Consider a Boxer mini skid for domestic and small-scale applications, or invest in a powerful John Deere or Caterpillar loader for commercial use.  Even if you choose to buy a second-hand machine, you have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have bought something built to last.
The Kubota ran tip-top for three months when a short blew the ignition switch. Horsing around with it I blew the starter. That was an easy fix, but another $250 in the hole. When the backhoe came off, I needed to buy 3-point arms, another $250. A year later, with all the other miscellaneous purchases, most not really needed, I probably have about $11,500 in the Kubota, which for a 45-horse with backhoe, really isn’t bad at all. If I ever need to sell it, I wouldn’t take much less than $15,000. Not that that’s going to happen anytime soon. I haven’t found much on our small property the tractor won’t do: snow removal, firewood, food plots, our big garden, cutting trails in the woods, dragging logs to be milled into lumber.
Komatsu hydraulic excavators are world class excavators built with the highest quality materials and superior craftsmanship. Komatsu excavators withstand some of the toughest working conditions due to unique casting designs and world class manufacturing processes. With up to six machine working modes, Komatsu excavators produce fast cycle times, effortless multifunction motions, precise bucket movements, and excellent lifting capabilities. Komatsu designs cabs with the operator in mind to provide the best and most comfortable cab environment available.
Some models of skid steer now also have an automatic attachment changer mechanism. This allows a driver to change between a variety of terrain handling, shaping, and leveling tools without having to leave the machine, by using a hydraulic control mechanism to latch onto the attachments. Hydraulic supply lines to powered attachments may be routed so that the couplings are located near the cab, and the driver does not need to leave the machine to connect or disconnect those supply lines.
Some of the biggest names in the world produce skid steer loaders, including Bobcat, New Holland and Kubota. Consider a Boxer mini skid for domestic and small-scale applications, or invest in a powerful John Deere or Caterpillar loader for commercial use.  Even if you choose to buy a second-hand machine, you have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have bought something built to last.
One solution does not fit all. CASE carefully considered each machine’s application, life expectancy, maintenance needs and operators. That’s why every CASE skid steer loader features a proven Tier 4 Final solution that is tailored for that model. CASE Tier 4-certified equipment is easier to maintain and, unlike competitive models, won't require you to master additional maintenance procedures. In fact, most CASE machines have maintenance-free emission solutions, so you can stay focused on your work—and not maintaining your machine.
On the end of the stick is usually a bucket. A wide, large capacity (mud) bucket with a straight cutting edge is used for cleanup and levelling or where the material to be dug is soft, and teeth are not required. A general purpose (GP) bucket is generally smaller, stronger, and has hardened side cutters and teeth used to break through hard ground and rocks. Buckets have numerous shapes and sizes for various applications. There are also many other attachments which are available to be attached to the excavator for boring, ripping, crushing, cutting, lifting, etc. Excavators in Scandinavia often feature a tiltrotator which allows attachments rotate 360 degrees and tilt +/- 45 degrees, in order to increase the flexibility and precision of the excavator.
No over-digging. No undercutting. No wasted time, fuel or dollars. SiteControl helps eliminate rework by making reliable, repeatable precision a reality. CASE offers tailor-made hardware and software solutions for all positioning and measuring tasks in construction, including ways for businesses to improve productivity and lower costs – both on and off your machine.
There’s also a cost in getting a tractor home. If you own a big trailer, this isn’t a concern, but if you don’t – and live far away from the auction yard – that bill can run a few hundred dollars. Kyle volunteered to haul whatever I bought the hour south to my place. So, with the repairs plus transport, I wagered the Kubota would cost $1,000 above what I bought it for. My new high price was $10,000 and, frankly, I thought it would go for a lot more than that.
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