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Skid Steers vs. Compact Track Loaders: Which Machine Will Get Your Job Done?
Much ink has been spilled over the years detailing the pros and cons of skid steers and compact track loaders. But know this: Both dig, grade, move materials, run attachments and load trucks.
March 30, 2021
Compact Utility Loaders Storm the Market, More Versatile Than Ever Before
With higher rated operating capacities, enhanced performance and versatility, CULs are rising to the forefront of the compact equipment market.
March 9, 2021
Kubota Shrank a CTL For Its First Mini Skid Steer: The SCL1000
How popular are CTLs? CTLs are so popular that demand is now exploding for tiny CTLs that you stand on—aka, mini skid steers. Kubota took notice and will soon release its first mini skid steer, the SCL1000. In this video we take a deep dive into the design of Kubota’s mini skid steer, how it […]
September 4, 2020
Toro rolls out buckets, Boss snowplows for Dingo mini skid steers
Toro has added two buckets and teamed up with Boss to add snowplow attachments for its lineup of stand-on Dingo compact utility loaders. See equipmentworld.com
June 16, 2020
Mini Skid Steers (Compact Utility Loaders) are Growing In Popularity, Size and Capability
Mini skid steers – also known as compact utility loaders and stand-on skid steers, among other names – are getting larger, more powerful and, because of their lower prices, even challenging skid steers and compact track loaders on jobsites.
June 12, 2020
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Kubota unveils its first mini skid steer, the SCL1000
While admitting it has taken its time to enter the market, compact equipment giant Kubota unveiled its first model in the mini skid steer/compact utility loader segment, the 1,000-pound rated operating capacity SCL1000, Wednesday at ConExpo 2020. The machine will be available in the second half of the year. Kubota says it aimed the 1,000-pound […]
March 12, 2020
New Vermeer CTX160 mini skid steer lifts 60% more
Customers of Vermeer’s CTX100 wanted the ability to lift more but with a similar small footprint. In response, Vermeer created the CTX160, which has 60 percent more operating capacity than the CTX100 and is only 1 ½ inch wider and less than six inches longer than the CTX100. Check out our video below for all […]
November 7, 2019
New Ditch Witch SK3000 most powerful stand-on track loader ever
Ditch Witch's SK3000 is the company's most powerful stand-on track loader ever with 51-horsepower and 3,100-pound capacity.
October 29, 2019
Vermeer intros CTX160 stand-on track loader: More power in a still-small package
The CTX160 has 60 percent more operating capacity than the CTX100 and is only 1 ½ inch wider and less than six inches longer than the CTX100.
October 23, 2019
Toro Dingo TXL 2000, once a show-stopping prototype, now in production
Toro’s Dingo TXL 2000 compact utility loader made the progression from last year’s prototype to this year’s production machine during two consecutive American Rental Association Shows. The distinct feature of the TXL 2000, one that made it the talk at last year’s rental show, is its telescoping loader arms. Fully extended, the boom has a […]
March 11, 2019
JCB, Takeuchi, Ditch Witch and Toro show off electric compact construction equipment at rental show
Ditch Witch, JCB, Takeuchi, and Toro showcase electric compact construction equipment at the American Rental Association Show. Learn more on Equipment World.
February 27, 2019
Versatility, increasing power making compact utility loaders essential to some fleets
Some compact utility loaders are stand-on, walk-behind, available in either style, and some even have the option to switch between styles. Learn more here.
November 23, 2018
Ditch Witch partners with Vacuworx to offer vacuum lifts for mini skid steers
Ditch Witch and Vacuworx have joined forces to offer vacuum lifting attachments for Ditch Witch’s mini skid steers. Vacuworx says its PS 1 Portable and SL 2 Subcompact Vacuum Lifting Systems are compatible with the full line of Ditch Witch’s construction-grade mini skid steers – the SK600, SK800, SK1050 and SK1550. The new partnership will […]
April 23, 2018
Toro Dingo TXL 2000 will offer 2,000-pound ROC, telescoping loading arms
The Dingo TXL 2000 compact utility loader (CUL) in development by Toro was the talk of the The Rental Show in New Orleans, with attendees eying both the size of the machine and reach of its telescoping loader arms. Helping to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Dingo line, the TXL 2000 offers several advantages over […]
February 28, 2018
With MT9 Microtrencher, Ditch Witch offers new tool for residential fiber installation
Ditch Witch’s new MT9 Microtrencher attachment for the company’s compact skid steers provides a narrow, shallow cut for installing fiber optic cables in residential areas without disrupting surrounding utilities. It excels in tight, confined areas, such as street closings, the company says. It creates trenches up to 9 inches deep and 1.5 inches wide. Ditch […]
September 8, 2017
Ditch Witch launches SK1550, its largest, most powerful mini skid steer
Leaping the company’s SK1050 in size and power, Ditch Witch has unveiled the SK1550, a mini skid steer designed to tackle heavy duty landscaping projects typically reserved for traditional skid steer loaders. With a rated operating capacity of 1,558 pounds and a 44-horsepower Tier 4 Yanmar diesel engine, the machine represents the company’s largest and […]
April 7, 2017
In push for compact equipment market, Vacuworx unveils line of vacuum lifting systems for skid steers, mini-excavators and others
Unveiled Tuesday at the World of Concrete, the new CM 3 Compact Modular Vacuum Lifting System from Vacuworx is designed to give you vacuum lifting capability with skid steers, compact track loaders, articulating wheel loaders and mini excavators. The modular design can be fitted with different pads and lift to up to 6,600 pounds. It […]
January 17, 2017
Ditch Witch intros the SK1050, its most powerful mini skid steer yet
Aimed at construction and landscaping contractors who don’t necessarily need all of the lifting power of a compact track loader or skid steer and are looking for a machine that’s not only cheaper but easier to trailer and hop on and off of, Ditch Witch has introduced the SK1050 mini skid steer. The largest machine […]
December 6, 2016
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Case Upgrades its Popular G Series Loaders, Adds Payload, Tire Measurement Options
Case adds factory-installed payload and tire monitoring systems, upgraded controls, a new touchscreen display and more.
Compact equipment attachments
Do More Than Dig with That Compact Excavator with These 13 Attachments
ASV Extends Max-Series "Wow-Factor" Cab to Skid Steers
Video: New Cat 963 Track Loader Is Built for Just About Anything
Dominating the Market: Compact Track Loaders Undergo Rapid Advancements
Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
Fullbay’s Guide to Starting a Mobile Repair Shop
If you've ever thought about starting a mobile repair business or adding a mobile tech to your shop, you need to read this guide.