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Top Uses for a Rental Skid Steer

Category: Equipment and Solutions

A skid steer loader is one of the most versatile and valuable pieces of equipment available for construction and many other applications. These compact, rigid-frame four-wheel vehicles enable the left and right-side wheels to operate independently of each other. This feature allows the operator to turn the machine left and right, or clockwise or counterclockwise up to 360 degrees.

The excellent maneuverability and relatively small size enable skid steers to operate flawlessly in confined spaces. They’re also compatible with a wide range of work tool attachments — such as augers, rakes, brooms, buckets, tillers, grapples, trenchers, backhoes and snow blowers — transforming them into multifunctional machines that can perform numerous job site tasks. 

Examples of the Many Skid Steer Applications

Renting a skid steer loader gives your company a fast, affordable and convenient solution to keep your projects moving forward. Some of the many skid steer uses include:

  • Transporting soil, gravel, sand and other materials at construction sites
  • Removing snow during the winter
  • Drilling holes for fence posts, utility poles or tree planting
  • Grabbing and spearing bales, defacing silage and tilling soil when farming
  • Stacking lumber at mill yards
  • Performing rockwork, removing tree stumps and mulching in forestry or landscaping operations
  • Digging holes in areas that are inaccessible to large, bulky excavators
  • Sawing concrete, jackhammering and breaking up concrete and placing fill during roadwork projects
  • Placing or burying utility pipes or storm drains
  • Removing debris at waste management, recycling or demolition sites

Choosing the Right Skid Steer Loader for Your Project

Skid steers are available in three configurations: small (under 1,750 pounds and less than 50 horsepower), medium (1,750-2,200 pounds and 50-70 horsepower) and large (more than 2,200 pounds and greater than 70 horsepower). Generally, high-demand applications require bigger, more powerful versions. It’s also essential to consider the amount of space at the job site. The machine must have enough room to maneuver.

Another factor to consider is attachment compatibility. Not every tool will work with each skid steer model, so it’s important to make the ideal match between machine, attachment and application. Making the wrong choice can limit productivity, and in some cases, pose a safety hazard to operators and crew members on the ground.

Learn More About Your Skid Steer Options at NMC The Cat Rental Store

If you’re looking to rent a versatile, high-performing skid steer in Nebraska or Pottawattamie County, Iowa, NMC The Cat Rental Store can help. As the region’s exclusive Cat equipment dealer, we carry a tremendous selection of late-model machines from the world’s most recognized heavy equipment manufacturer. We’ll also provide expert assistance in selecting the best skid steer for your project and pairing it with work tool attachments that enhance your job site results.

Review our informative guide to learn more about the many uses for skid steers. You can also give us a call at 855.NMC.RENT or contact us online to get the rental process started.