skid loader uses

The Many Uses of Skid Loaders

Versatility is the defining characteristic of a skid steer loader. These compact, agile machines can maneuver in tight spots while performing a variety of earthmoving, loading, material handling and excavating tasks. Equipping them with attachments such as blades, rakes, snow blowers and stump grinders enables skid steers to do even more work, increasing their value in your operation.

The Cat® Rental Store can provide your business with high-performing skid steer loader rentals that offer a flexible, cost-effective equipment solution. We feature skid steers from Caterpillar, the world's most trusted heavy equipment brand. You'll get a top-notch unit at a competitive rate along with excellent service every step of the way.

The Many Great Reasons to Rent a Skid Steer Loader

Skid steer loader rentals can deliver a host of benefits to your business. You can look forward to:

  • Getting a job-specific model: Some job site tasks require specialized equipment to handle the work. Renting a skid steer will enable you to make the ideal match between machine and application.
  • Bolstering your fleet: A sudden increase in business is most welcome — unless you don't have enough equipment to meet the demand. A skid steer rental or two can provide a fast solution. Thanks to its versatility, a skid steer loader can do the job of many machines, which can boost your productivity without significantly increasing your operating expenses.
  • Expanding your service offerings: Renting a skid steer along with an attachment will enable you to provide more services and grow your business. For instance, if you run a construction company that's inactive during the winter, a skid steer/snow plow combo will allow you to increase revenue by doing snow removal for local businesses. You can then return the equipment when spring arrives.
  • Avoiding storage expenses: When you rent a skid steer from The Cat Rental Store, you won't get stuck with extra storage costs. Keep the machine at the job site until you're ready to return it.
  • Taking a trial run: Maybe you'd like to purchase a skid steer, but you're not sure which model is right for your applications. Renting offers a risk-free way to test one or several units without making a long-term commitment. When you find the one you want, you can make your purchase with total confidence.

To help you make the best decision and unlock the productivity value of the skid steer loader, here's a look at the different types and their common applications.

Uses for Small Skid Steer Loaders

Skid steer loaders are known for their maneuverability in general, but small skid loaders are the most maneuverable you'll find. They are able to fit into tight spots where other heavy equipment cannot go, which makes them perfect for unique applications like interior demolition.

Small skid steer loaders are used frequently in landscaping and site development. They are also helpful during the building of smaller structures. For example, skid loaders are often used in residential construction because they can fit between houses and pass through gates. Small skid loaders are also used for underground construction.

Uses for Medium Skid Steer Loaders

Most skid-steer loaders fall into the medium-size category. Medium skid steer loader uses often relate to general construction and job site applications. Teams typically upgrade from small to medium skid loaders when they need more power and larger bucket sizes.

While medium skid loaders can't fit into tight spaces like small skid loaders can, they remain incredibly maneuverable, and teams use them at construction and job sites for a versatile range of tasks that larger equipment cannot complete.

Uses for Large Skid Steer Loaders

Larger skid loaders are commonly used on construction projects of greater scale. They are also put to work on excavating, grading and road-building projects, and they are known for how easily they lift and move even extremely heavy pallets that might hold brick or other materials.

With larger skid steer loaders, attachments can help expand on their versatility. For example, large skid steer loaders can be outfitted with wheel saws, forestry cutters, planers and other attachments so they can accomplish even more.

Rent Skid Steer Loaders at The Cat® Rental Store

Skid steer loaders are incredibly helpful and versatile, but that doesn't mean all construction operations need to invest in them. In fact, it's often wise to rent skid loaders and put those rentals to work whenever skid loader uses emerge.

At The Cat® Rental Store, we offer a range of rental options to customers who need heavy equipment — skid loaders included. Our rental options give you on-demand access to the equipment you need, when you need it. There's no upfront investment to make and you never have to worry about storage or maintenance. Simply rent as long as you need to and unlock the productivity value of the skid steer loader.

The Cat Rental Store emphasizes value in each of our rental products. You can rely on these skid loader rentals to be ready to go to work and to handle all of the tasks you throw their way.

We also emphasize customer service. If you have questions or need expert guidance as you consider your equipment and rental options, we're always here to help.

Browse our selection of rental equipment and rent whatever you need from people who do whatever it takes.

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