Everything you need to know about hiring a skid steer / posi track / bobcat
Skid steer loaders (also known as skid loaders and skid steers) are small engine-powered machines that have a stern frame.
Typically found as a four-wheeled vehicle (unless of course it has a track, in which case it's called a posi track or multi terrain loader), skid steers get their name from the fact that their wheels are mechanically locked in synchronisation on each side, and they typically turn by skidding or dragging their fixed wheels across the ground.
What a skid steer can do
Skid steer loaders are mainly used for small-scale material handling or dirt loading, and can also be used to push material from one location to another.
PlantMiner has a large number of skid steer loaders for hire, which can be used for a myriad of jobs (as you can tell from the number of attachments). Some of these jobs include:
- Excavation jobs
- Transportation of materials
- Fence installation
- Cutting down overgrown bushes
- Site preparation and clean-up
Skid steers are extremely versatile machines and have many attachments that can be used in replacement of its conventional bucket. These attachments include (and are not limited to):
How much does a skid steer loader cost to hire?
The cost for hiring a skid steer / posi track / bobcat will depend on factors such as the duration of a project and if you require an operator. On average, hiring a skid steer without specific attachments will cost you between $90 to $105 an hour (including an operator).
If you are looking to hire a skid steer loader and would like some advice on which loader to hire for your project, you can reach out to our equipment hire experts on 1300 550 434, or by getting skid steer loader hire quotes online from local suppliers with PlantMiner.
We have a number of skid steer loaders available for hire across Australia as well. Select your city below for quotes: