Author Archives: HeySkidGuy

The New Teleskid from JCB

JCB has been in the headlines quite a bit lately with announcements on a switch to Rolls-Royce engines in its largest excavators and an entry into the aerial lift market that the company was able to keep quiet for two years while 27 initial models were in development. Now, the British manufacturer is preparing to launch a new machine at ConExpo next month that it is billing as a wholly different take on the skid steer/compact track loader.

See complete article at Equipment World HERE.

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Skidworks skid steer Blasthole Bucket

Skid steer prices have slipped

I love auctions. That may seem to be a given considering that part of my job involves attending auctions so I can write articles as well as deliver the “Steel Deals” reports on the Successful Farming Show. Truth be told, that reporting part of attending auctions is work. When I do those television spots, it really is a job. Really.  Read More

Skid steer downtime: Turn it into prevention!

From Bobcat:

As a business owner, you know the revenue needle stops moving during unexpected downtime. In fact, troubleshooting poor equipment performance or outright system and component failure can be one of your greatest frustrations. To make matters worse, you may not have adequate service training or access to an on-site mechanic for the repairs that will get your loader or excavator up and running again. – See complete article here

Man killed operating skid steer near river

Man dies operating skid steer

Man dies operating skid steer

Sadly, these incidents happen more often when operating solo.  With our prayers to the family, we share this story as a reminder of the precautions we must always take as operators.

From the Durango Herald:

Durango man was killed Monday when his skid steer slid into the Animas River, trapping him inside.

The machine toppled into the river on its roof. Workers broke out a window with a hammer but were unable to free the man. The machine’s cab was flooded, said Karola Hanks, Durango Fire Protection District fire marshal.

See the full story here

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How to spread loam (dirt) with a skid steer loader

Say gang, here is a great quick video of a skid steer operator spreading dirt (loam) on a job site.  It’s actually easier than you think:  You’ll get the hang of it quick.  Take a look, you’ll shorten your job times and make more money!  ~~Skidworks

skid steer side dump bucket

Skid steer side dump bucket from Skidworks.