4 Pros of Using Skid Steer

Skid steer is one of the most popular mechanical workhorses in any construction project. It’s quick. It’s compact. It’s powerful. For more than 30 years it continues to dominate the market, but nowadays many are also rivaling it to the modern-day loader. We at Clayton Concrete Pumping & Backhoe have received a lot of questions one which machine to use. The answer will still depend on your project. Still, here are four compelling reasons why we still recommend skid steer.


Impressive Maneuverability

Until now there is no loader or construction equipment that can outmatch a skid steer in terms of maneuverability. It provides great visibility and is quick to rotate. Its unique selling point is also its easy to use joystick-like controls, which even less experienced workers easily learn.


Compact Size

A skid steer is the perfect unit for narrow areas and hard to reach places. It is significantly smaller than a compact or front loader so it is the clear choice if your project involves an oddly shaped property or residential area. Its lighter weight also allows for easier and less costly transport.


Heavy Duty

Do not be fooled by its size — a skid steer packs very strong hydraulic horsepower under the hood. It can load its bucket and raise it up to a certain height. This is why many contractors see it as the clear-cut choice when doing low to mid-level projects. Its hard tires are also great for concrete and asphalt compared to track loaders which will wear out faster.


High Versatility

Our skid steer service is incredibly versatile that it can be used for ground leveling, transferring rocks, and dirt, spreading sand, and much more. It comes with the standard metal bucket attached at the front end, but it also has a wide variety of attachments to choose from, i.e. fork, ground engaging tools, grapples, and brooms.


Visit our blog again to learn more about skid steer and other construction services here in Clayton Concrete & Backhoe. If you are in need of one here in Tulsa, you can call us today and we would be happy to serve you right away. Thank you.

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