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Man Killed in Bobcat Skid Steer Loader Accident

by Dr McCaslin | Aug 11, 2019 |

Skid Steers, Skid-Steer Loaders, Skid Loaders, bobcat, SSLs

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You might have noticed in the news recently that there had been another fatal accident related to a Bobcat. What led to this tragic fatality?


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That’s Not What a Skid Steer Loader is For!

by Dr McCaslin | Apr 24, 2019 |

Skid-Steer Loaders, SSLs

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Most of the time when we think of skid steers and crime, we think of theft -- someone has stolen a skid steer loader. However, sometimes you’ll find that skid steers are actually involved in crimes. In this blog post, we look at three examples where skid steers were used in the commission of crimes -- and that’s not what they are for!

 

 


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The Facts about Large Skid Steer Loaders

Large-frame skid steers weigh over 2,200 lbs and typically have more than 70 hp, and are accounting for more and more of US skid steer market. In this Shop Talk blog post, we are going to discuss the uses, benefits, and drawbacks of larger SSLs.

If Santa Had a Skid Steer ...

by Dr McCaslin | Dec 21, 2018 |

Skid Steers, Skid-Steer Loaders, Christmas, Winter

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If Santa had a skid steer, what kind of attachments do you think he would be needing? We have been fortunate enough to be in contact with a genuine elf who gave us the skinny on how Santa uses his skid steer loader. ;)

Skid Steers and Zombies

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 24, 2018 |

Skid Steers, Skid-Steer Loaders, Skid Loaders, SSL

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With Halloween approaching, one thing is on all our minds: zombies! If you want to be ready for the inevitable zombie apocalypse, then you might want to look into some attachments for your skid steer loader. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to talk about how to get your skid steer loader zombie ready!


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5 Myths About Skid Steers

by Dr McCaslin | Oct 17, 2018 |

Skid Steers, Skid-Steer Loaders, Skid Loaders, SSL

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Skid steer loaders are awesome machines -- they’re maneuverable, their compact, and they can perform all kinds of tasks. However, they’ve been around long enough to be the victim of myths and misinformation. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to dispel five myths about the skid steer loader.

Radial Lift versus Vertical Lift SSLs and CTLs

by Dr McCaslin | Jul 12, 2018 |

Compact Track Loader, Skid-Steer Loaders, MTL, CTL, SSL

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When shopping for a skid steer or compact track loader, you might have noticed that one of the options available is radial lift or vertical lift. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to take a lightning-fast look at the differences between radial lift machines and vertical lift machines in order to determine which is best -- and we've even thrown in an infographic for good measure!


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Skid Steer Safety and Lift Arm Supports

by Dr McCaslin | May 17, 2018 |

Skid Steers, Skid-Steer Loaders, Skidsteers, SSL

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When performing maintenance or repairs on a skid steer loader, you may not think about being injured or killed -- but it does happen. Some of these fatalities came from a failure to use lift arm supports. In this blog post, we are going to discuss accidents related to lift arms and how the use of skid steer lift arm supports could have prevented them.

11 Useful Stats About Skid Steer Loaders

by Dr McCaslin | Mar 29, 2018 |

Skid Steers, Skid-Steer Loaders, Skid Loaders

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Skid steers like the Bobcat T190 are some of our favorite machines. If you're in the market for a skid steer, you need to do your research -- there are a lot of options out there! How well do you know your skid steers? Do you know what the most powerful skid steer on the market is? Do you know what the most popular horsepower range is? Do you know what skid steers retain their value the best? If not, then read on!

CTLs, SSLs, and Compact Utility Tractors: Which is Best?

Which is better -- a compact track loader, a skid steer loader, or a compact utility tractor?  If you're asking this very question, you're not alone. This topic comes up more often than you might think! In this Shop Talk Blog post, we endeavor to find some answers to that question, and the results may surprise you. 

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