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“Tracks VS Tires"
Skid Steer Loader VS Compact Track Loader
WHICH IS BEST?
When deciding on a purchase of a Skid Steer or Compact Track Loader, the first question to ask yourself is " where do you plan to use the machine" says John Jeffries of North East Attachment & Track.
“If you’re going to be using it on wet, muddy terrain, then you need to invest in a tracked machine,” he explains. “Tracks are wider and provide a bigger footprint for more stable operation and tractive effort in those conditions.”
If most of your work will be done on paved surfaces, then a skid-steer loader will provide the lower operating cost.
Compact Track Loaders cost more. Significantly more than a skid steer loader. Not only the machine, but the tracks and undercarriage cost more, a rigid maintenance schedule is essential, but if you keep them off of hard surfaces (asphalt, large rock, concrete) they will perform. "Customers often complain that their tracks are wearing out too quickly, more often than not- its operational error. Keeping the machine in the right material will affect it's output and downtime.
With regard to Skid Steer Loaders, it costs less to purchase and operate. And in most applications, it's the right tool for the job.
If you aren't sure about your next purchase, call us. We can help spec and purchase your next machine. (412)627-0399
Tracks VS Tires