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Skid Steer Loader
A skid loader or skid steer loader is a rigid frame, engine-powered machine with lift arms used to attach a wide variety of laborsaving tools or attachments. Though sometimes they are equipped with tracks, skid-steer loaders are typically four-wheel drive vehicles with the left-side drive wheels independent of the right-side drive wheels. By having each side independent of the other, wheel speed and direction of rotation of the wheels determine the direction the loader will turn.

Skid steer loaders are capable of zero-radius, "pirouette" turning, which makes them extremely maneuverable and valuable for applications that require a compact, agile loader.

Unlike in a conventional front loader, the lift arms in these machines are alongside the driver with the pivot points behind the driver s shoulders. Because of the operator s proximity to moving booms, early skid loaders were not as safe as conventional front loaders, particularly during entry and exit of the operator. Modern skid loaders have fully enclosed cabs and other features to protect the operator. Like other front loaders, it can push material from one location to another; carry material in its bucket or load material into a truck or trailer.

Skid steer loader also can work with various implements, such as Bucket with tooth, 4 in1 bucket, Sink (hydraulic hammer), Excavator, Auger, Sweeper, Trencher, Fork, Fork grappler, Angle blade the bucket. All of them are very useful.

With the bucket on the skid steer loader you can load, dump, dig, grade, carry, etc. It makes for an excellent oversized wheelbarrow, particularly when there is are one or more extra persons to load the bucket.

With the pallet forks, you have an all terrain forklift, but they are good for so much more than just pallets! The forks are positional from between six inches apart, to the full width of the attachment.

Pushed close together they can break up dirt when digging holes in hard ground making the task much faster than with hand tools alone (strictly speaking this is what an auger or small excavator attachment is for, but you work with what you have.) Great for starting small holes in hard ground when planting trees. Just the other day I used the forks in this configuration to quickly and easily remove some medium shrubs that we wanted to transplant.

Our XCMG and JC series skid-steer loader have many models: JC45, JC60, JC70, JC75, TS80, TS100, XT750, XT740.

Main feature of JC series skid steer loader:
1) Good technical parameters with competitive price.
2) Maneuver in tight spaces, turn within its own length.
3) A broad product line, innovative designs, and unsurpassed range of job-matched attachments.
4) Excellent reach & lift height for truck loading (vertical path).
5) More than 20 series attachments for option: pallet fork, swing blade, utility fork grapple, asphalt cutter, backhoe, hydraulic hammer, 4 in 1 bucket, auger, cultivator and tooth bucket etc.
6) Attachment can be used with bobcat type skid loader.
7) World famous hydraulic system from America, Japan and Italy.
8) Famous brand engine with EPA or EC stage II or III abroad and domestic.
9) CE and ISO 9001 certificate
10) Versatility, maneuverability and reliability.
Hydraulic system imported from abroad
Patented design of chassis
Digital Instrument Panel
Rops/Fops cabin with EAS maintenance design
Design for safety
Same quick attach system fits for most famous brands

A Skid Steer loader can sometimes be used in place of a large excavator by digging a hole from the inside. The skid loader first digs a ramp leading to the edge of the desired excavation. It then uses the ramp to carry material out of the hole. The skid loader reshapes the ramp making it steeper and longer as the excavation deepens. This method is particularly useful for digging under a structure where overhead clearance does not allow for the boom of a large excavator, such as digging a basement under an existing house.

The conventional bucket of many skid loaders can be replaced with a variety of specialized buckets or attachments, many powered by the loader s hydraulic system. These include backhoe, hydraulic breaker, pallet forks, angle broom, sweeper, auger, mower, snow blower, stump grinder, tree spade, trencher, dumping hopper, ripper, tillers, grapple, tilt, roller, snow blade, wheel saw, cement mixer, and wood chipper machine

The first three-wheeled, front-end loader was invented by brothers Cyril and Louis Keller (manufacturer) in Rothsay, Minnesota, in 1957. The Kellers built the loader to help a farmer mechanize the process of cleaning turkey manure from his barn. The light and compact machine, with its rear caster wheel, was able to turn around within its own length, while performing the same tasks as a conventional front-end loader.

The Melroe brothers, of Melroe Manufacturing Company in Gwinner, N.D., purchased the rights to the Keller loader in 1958 and hired the Kellers to continue refining their invention. As a result of this partnership, the M-200 Melroe self-propelled loader was introduced at the end of 1958. It featured two independent front-drive wheels and a rear caster wheel, a 12.9-hp engine and a 750-lb. lift capacity. Two years later they replaced the caster wheel with a rear axle and introduced the M-400, the first four-wheel, skid-steer loader. It quickly became the Melroe Bobcat. The term "Bobcat" is sometimes used as a generic term for skid-steer loaders. The M-440 was powered by a 15.5-hp engine and had an 1100-lb. rated operating capacity. Skid-steer development continued into the mid-1960s with the M600 loader.

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