While compact track loaders (CTLs) have begun outselling skid steers in recent years, it doesn’t mean that the wheeled machines are going the way of the dinosaur. Skid steers still have several advantages over their CTL competitors, including speed, maneuverability, and performance on hard surfaces.
However, some operators may be unclear as to which machine is best suited for a specific job. Luckily, a new article posted on compactequip.com breaks down the differences between these two pieces of equipment, and outlines the kind of work that is ideal for each one.
The article compares price, maintenance, attachments, and traction, among other things. Head over to compactequip.com to read the full article.
EDA by Randall-Reilly uses financing information to provide market insights in a number of industries, one of which is construction equipment. In other words, they see who finances which machines and can therefore provide information such as the most popular new and used models, average auction prices, and more.
According to an infographic at Equipment World
with data from EDA by Randall Reilly and TopAuction, The Kubota SVL75-2 is the top financed new compact track loader with 2,160 units being financed from March 2016 through February 2017. The other top selling new CTL in that period is the Cat 259D with just under two thousand financed. The top financed used track loader is the Bobcat T190 with 620 units.
They also report that Compact Track Loaders are at a 10 year high for new and used machines.