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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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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!


Here are a few more blog posts you might find useful (no zombies, though):

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.

Demystifying Skid Steer Loader Categories

by Dr McCaslin | Jun 28, 2018 |

Skid Steers, Skid Loaders, SSL

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Skid steer loaders, also known as skid steers, skid loaders, and compact wheel loaders, are an indispensable part of nearly every farm, dairy, and construction site. These machines are like Swiss army knives because of all the purposes they can be made to serve. One common area of confusion with regard to skid steers is how they are classified. The goal of this Shop Talk Blog post is to demystify the classification of SSLs.


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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.

5 Signs Your Skid Steer Hydraulic Motors Need Service

Problems With Your Skid Steer Loader?

 

It's vital that your skid steer keeps rolling, and your hydraulic motors are the key!  In this Shop Talk blog post, we are going to talk about 5 signs that your skid steer hydraulic motors need service.  We'll also talk about what those signs could mean, and how to make sure that the problem is with your final drive hydraulic motor and not some other part of your skid steer.

 

 


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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!

Skid Steer Loaders and Mining

by Dr McCaslin | Feb 22, 2018 |

Skid Steers, Mining

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The use of compact equipment for mining has grown significantly over the last fifteen years, and included in that trend are skid steer loaders. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to look specifically at how skid steer loaders are used in the mining industry and why they work so well.

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