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.
Excavators typically feature a boom and arm, equipped with a bucket attachment that is used for digging. Unlike its cousin, the Mini Excavator, these units typically feature an enclosed cab for the operator; and have the ability to dig at greater depths and distances from the machine. While these units are typically tracked, IronPlanet sells Wheel Excavators as well. Browse popular models from top manufacturers including Cat Excavators, Hitachi Excavators, John Deere Excavators, Komatsu Excavators, Volvo Excavators and others. Be sure to check out our Excavator Attachments for your chance at a new bucket or thumb.
Excavators typically feature a boom and arm, equipped with a bucket attachment that is used for digging. Unlike its cousin, the Mini Excavator, these units typically feature an enclosed cab for the operator; and have the ability to dig at greater depths and distances from the machine. While these units are typically tracked, IronPlanet sells Wheel Excavators as well. Browse popular models from top manufacturers including Cat Excavators, Hitachi Excavators, John Deere Excavators, Komatsu Excavators, Volvo Excavators and others. Be sure to check out our Excavator Attachments for your chance at a new bucket or thumb.

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.


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.
Modern hydraulic excavators come in a wide variety of sizes. The smaller ones are called mini or compact excavators.[7] For example, Caterpillar's smallest mini-excavator weighs 2,060 pounds (930 kg) and has 13 hp; their largest model is the largest excavator available (a record previously held by the Orenstein & Koppel RH400), the CAT 6090, which weighs in excess of 2,160,510 pounds (979,990 kg), has 4500 hp, and a bucket as large as 52.0 m³.
Every Certified Pre-Owned Tractor, Combine and now Self-Propelled Sprayer is covered by a comprehensive PowerGard™ plan, giving you the coverage benefits of new with the extra value of pre-owned. Right now, no one else offers a low-hour machine that’s been field tested, inspected and certified on over 170 points for tractors and 200 points on combines and sprayers. Add to that a free one-year JDLink™ Connect subscription, and a John Deere Certified Pre-Owned machine deserves even more of your attention.
SSL (skid steer loader) refers to the standard wheeled machine.  CTL (compact track loader) and MTL (multi-terrain loader) refer to different undercarriage designs.  CTLs feature a steel embedded track and steel undercarriage components for maximum life in many applications.  MTLs have a rubber track undercarriage that delivers lower ground pressure compared to an SSL and CTL so they don’t tear up the ground as badly.
A skid-steer loader can sometimes be used in place of a large excavator by digging a hole from the inside. The skid loader first digs a ramp leading to the edge of the desired excavation. It then uses the ramp to carry material out of the hole. The skid loader reshapes the ramp making it steeper and longer as the excavation deepens. This method is particularly useful for digging under a structure where overhead clearance does not allow for the boom of a large excavator, such as digging a basement under an existing house. Several companies make backhoe attachments for skid-steers. These are more effective for digging in a small area than the method above and can work in the same environments. Other applications may consist of transporting raw material around a job site, or assisting in the rough grading process.
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.
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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SSL (skid steer loader) refers to the standard wheeled machine.  CTL (compact track loader) and MTL (multi-terrain loader) refer to different undercarriage designs.  CTLs feature a steel embedded track and steel undercarriage components for maximum life in many applications.  MTLs have a rubber track undercarriage that delivers lower ground pressure compared to an SSL and CTL so they don’t tear up the ground as badly.


A robotic mower is an autonomous mower that operates within a defined set of boundaries to mow a yard. Wire boundaries frame the desired mow area (the yard) and the robotic mower operates continuously within that area, mowing the lawn until you turn it off. They are generally designed for smaller areas, but some newer models are showing increased mow area capabilities. They are awesome if you don’t have the time (or desire) to do it yourself.
The original skid-steer loader arms were designed using a hinge at the rear of the machine to pivot the loader arm up into the air in an arc that swings up over the top of the operator. This design tends to limit the usable height to how long the loader arm is and the height of that pivot point. In the raised position the front of the loader arm moves towards the rear of the machine, requiring the operator to move extremely close to or press up against the side of a tall container or other transport vehicle to get the bucket close enough to dump accurately. At the highest arm positions the bucket may overflow the rear of the bucket and spill directly onto the top of the machine's cab.
Every Certified Pre-Owned Tractor, Combine and now Self-Propelled Sprayer is covered by a comprehensive PowerGard™ plan, giving you the coverage benefits of new with the extra value of pre-owned. Right now, no one else offers a low-hour machine that’s been field tested, inspected and certified on over 170 points for tractors and 200 points on combines and sprayers. Add to that a free one-year JDLink™ Connect subscription, and a John Deere Certified Pre-Owned machine deserves even more of your attention.

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Sellers on eBay have new and used construction equipment from top brands, including Bobcat and Kubota, often at deep discounts. Purchasing refurbished or older models is a cost-effective way to shop, and also grants access to particular models and spare parts that may be difficult to find elsewhere. By taking advantage of these great prices, you have the opportunity to acquire machinery that might otherwise be outside of the budget of a sole trader or small business, helping you to get your fledgling business up and running without racking up large amounts of debt. Best of all, branded products offer the quality you expect from industry leaders, so second-hand machines are often still in excellent working condition with years of operational life.
Compare the John Deere compact tractors that we have for sale here at TriGreen Equipment. Talk to us today to get help finding the perfect tractor for you. With our outstanding selection and 19 locations across Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi, we're bound to have something that meets your needs. We also provide consistent customer service that sets us apart from any other equipment dealer and not only keeps us invested in our customers but keeps our customers invested in TriGreen Equipment.
The Melroe brothers, of Melroe Manufacturing Company in Gwinner, North Dakota, purchased the rights to the Keller loader in 1958 and hired the Kellers to continue refining their invention. As a result of this partnership, the M-200 Melroe self-propelled loader was introduced at the end of 1958. It featured two independent front-drive wheels and a rear caster wheel, a 12.9 hp (9.6 kW) engine and a 750-pound (340 kg) lift capacity. Two years later they replaced the caster wheel with a rear axle and introduced the M-400, the first four-wheel, true skid-steer loader.[2] The M-440 was powered by a 15.5 hp (11.6 kW) engine and had an 1,100-pound (500 kg) rated operating capacity. Skid-steer development continued into the mid-1960s with the M600 loader.
The main benefit of electric mowers is monetary--eliminating gas and oil consumption and the changing of filters and spark plugs. Electric mowers are generally quieter than their combustion engine counterparts. Electric mowers leave no carbon footprint, making them more environmentally friendly. Electric mowers are usually lighter and easier to use than gasoline engine mowers.
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.
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.

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.

MY 17, 5115M, CAB, MFWD, AIR SEAT, RADIO, FT4, 32F/16R TRANS, LHR, 2 REAR SCV, 540E PTO, TOOLBOX, CORNER EXHAUST, RADIO, NEW 460/85R30 R1 FS TIRES, NEW 320/85R24 R1 FS FRONTS, LOADER PREP PKG, JOYSTICK, BRUSH GUARD, LDR FRAMES.|English Operator''s Manual and Decal Kit|32F/16R PowrReverser Plus Transmission - 540/540E|Standard Cab|Standard Air Suspension Swivel Seat|Instructional Seat with Seatbelt|Deluxe Corner Post Exhaust (Cab Only)|Dual Stackable Rear Valve with Lever Controls|Dual Stackable Mid Valve with Joystick Control|Shiftable 540 / 540E Rear PTO|Electrohydraulic (EH) with remote Left-hand (LH) fender control|18.4R30 (460/85R30) R1W (Firestone)|No Rear Tire Brand Preference|MFWD (4-Wheel Drive)|12.4R24 (320/85R24) R1W (Firestone)|No Front Tire Brand Preference|Cold Weather Package - Coolant Heater|Loader Preparation Package|Front Weight Support - (55 kg/121 lbs.) ...more


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
1994 John Deere 4960 MFWD Tractor, 180.6 Hrs Showing, 222 Hp, 7.6 L 6 Cylinder Turbocharged Diesel Engine, Powershift 15 Forward & 4 Reverse Gears, AC/Heat, AM/FM Radio, 3 Rear Sets Of Hydraulic Remotes, 3 Point, Draw Bar Hitch, Clevis Hitch, Large 1000 PTO, 14 Front Suitcase Weights, Rear Inner Weights, Rear Duals, Firestone Tires Front 16.9-30, Rear Tires 18.4R46, SN: RW4960P008173 ...more
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.
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