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skid steer or wheel loader which one to choose and when. which applications and working conditions

Discussion in 'Mini Skid Steers' started by trombeur, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. trombeur

    trombeur Senior Member

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    excuse the trivial question from the layman, when to choose a mini wheel loader when a crawler what difference that merits defects that performance, such as strengths, I remember the first tires about 25 years ago were conceived as mini backhoes, they did everything for construction sites small, had a front bucket to dig, a small excavator was assembled and transformed into a backhoe, the forks were assembled and it became a forklift or a small crane to lift, load and move loads I remember the legendary bobcat. what can you tell me about what evolution it has had in the market, what applications in construction sites and in agriculture. thanks waiting for clarification.

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  2. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder Staff Member

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    I think it's fair to say that the skid steer was the world's first tool carrier. The quick-tatch plate up front made switching tools pretty quick and effortless and made the machine much more versatile. There isn't much you can think of that hasn't been made to fit the front of a skid steer. The solid frame and short wheelbase makes it a stable and maneuverable platform too.

    Today you find that same quick-tatch plate on ag tractors and all wheel drive utility vehicles and smaller wheel loaders. Medium sized wheel loaders have a similar quick attach system for different tools. I think the amount of space you have to work in and the speed that you need to travel would determine which platform is best for you, but I think they all can trace their roots to the skid steer.
     
  3. trombeur

    trombeur Senior Member

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    I believe but I could be wrong in fact I ask for your opinion as experts that the most versatile for each job would be the 3 tonne one, but my dilemma would be better rubber tracked (both for construction site application and for agricultural field work a versatile machine handyman depending on the need)? which current brands and models to choose and which ones to discard? classic
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    'or other brand and model? thanks I wait for confirmation

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