Rented Skid-Steer Loaders Offer Flexibility
The skid-steer loader’s name derives from the fact that its wheels on one side work independently from the ones on the other side, causing it to move by sliding sideways. Contractors rent skid-steer loaders for a variety of construction and landscaping applications. Skid-steer loaders can spread, dig, lift, carry and load all kinds of loose material, as well as perform a number of other functions using attachments. Wheels distinguish a skid-steer loader from its almost identical cousin, the tracked loader. Other characteristics that make a skid-steer loader desirable to rent include that it is:
- Compact. Rented skid-steer loaders can work in areas too small for larger front loaders or backhoes.
- Maneuverable. Many skid-steer loader rentals offer zero-turn radius, which gives them incredible maneuverability in tight quarters.
- Flexible. A rented skid-steer loader’s ability to accept a wide variety of attachments makes it the Swiss army knife of earthmoving equipment. Depending on the tool you attach to the skid-steer loader, you can use it as an auger to drill a hole, a breaker to demolish concrete or a forklift to move pallets of material. Other attachments give it the capabilities of even more tools.
Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products and services to meet your skid-steer loader needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.