New & Used Skid Steers For Sale
Finding a new or used skid steer doesn't have to be a hassle with Equipment Base. Each and every one of our partners offers the highest quality refurbished machinery and equipment from leading manufacturers. When it is time to buy a skid steer most businesses don't know where to turn, but we are here to help. Let our experts help you quickly compare the costs of renting vs. buying a skid steer, new vs. used, size selection and more. Most people don't have time to browse through endless lists of used skid steers for sale and now they don't have to. Just enter your specific job requirements into our form and in just a few minutes you can start evaluating your options.
Tips For Purchasing A Skid Steer
Purchasing a new skid steer is a major expense for most companies so it helps to avoid a few pitfalls that many encounter. Equipment Base professionals are always available to help you through the process and answer your questions, but below can serve as an initial guide:
Selecting the right manufacturer
Most people prefer to work with the top brand names like Caterpillar and Bobcat skid steers. You will find they are not always the lowest price option but they do come with multiple benefits particularly over the long term. First, any time your equipment needs servicing, just about every mechanic will be experienced with the top brands where they may not with lesser known brands. Parts availability is always better as well. Second, Bobcat and Cat skid steers are typically more reliable and last longer, meaning they need less servicing on average which saves plenty of time and money in long haul. Lastly, when you are ready to sell your used skid steer the more well known brands can command a higher resale value.
Budgeting for your skid steer purchase
Choosing a used skid steer vs. new will allow you to either save 50-75% or select a better model than if you buy new. Used skid steer prices vary widely but generally fall between $2,500 for smaller, older machines, and $14,000 for later models. New machines can run anywhere from $8,000 to $35,000 or more.
Keeping a safe workplace
Maintaining a safe work environment is critical when using a skid steer whether you are on a urban construction site or an open field environment. Skid steer operators must be aware of their surroundings at all times and all employers need to stay on top of OSHA regulations.