CAT recently took on the question – CTL or Skid Steer? In their article, CAT says you’ll need to choose based upon your applications.
It’s a common compact loader debate. Several factors come into play when choosing the right loader for your applications … the terrain, ground speed, traction, load-handling capabilities and the list continues. After receiving a ton of helpful feedback from our followers on social media, we decided to share some “food for thought” for any of you who are still grappling with the decision between tracks or wheels.
From a birds-eye view, CAT says that Compact Track Loaders (CTLs) are usually going to be preferred thanks for more traction, less ground disturbance, better material retention, and enhanced lifting capabilities. However, they do note that asphalt and concrete applications might be better with wheeled machines such as skid steers, as these hard surfaces can cause wear on your tracks over time.
Also included are a number of quotes from various Caterpillar machine users giving their two cents on the debate.
To read the full article, visit Tracks vs. Wheels: Choosing the Right Compact Loader for Your Needs.