Skid Steer Loaders

Skid steer loaders steer by slowing or stopping wheels on one side and allowing wheels on the other to drive the machine into a turn. The drive train for the skid steer loader typically uses two hydraulic pumps that supply fluid to a corresponding motor on each side of the machine.

A lift-arm assembly is usually equipped with a hydraulic coupler at the forward end for attachments.

Skid steer loader sizes are classified by rated operating capacity (ROC), which is half the machine’s tipping load.

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