The Buyer's Guide: What You Need To Know When Buying A Skid Steer

30 March 2022

Investing in construction equipment can be quite time-consuming. Features and functions need to be clearly understood in order to maximize return on your investment and job site efficiency.

The process of buying a skid steer loader is no different. There are a number of credible OEMs and models suited to perform a multitude of tasks. What kind of performance specifications? What kind of load and lift capacity? What kind of tires? These questions (and much more) can overwhelm any buyer, especially those just starting out.

As heavy equipment experts, Finning wants to empower you with the knowledge that will transform you into an informed buyer (or renter). And, since the skid steer is one of the most versatile construction machines, we thought it would be best to start our buying guide series here.


This buyer's guide will uncover the key considerations of the skid steer buying journey. Insight and strategies shared will help you identify what size and capacity your operation needs to maximize on-site efficiency.

View this whitepaper to uncover:

  • How skid steer loaders are used
  • Key specifications and attachments
  • A head-to-head comparison of OEMs
  • When to buy and how much to pay

Get full value for your skid steer investment by considering these key buying details. When you’re ready, Finning has the expertise and support to get you in the right machine at the right price.

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Finning is the world's largest Caterpillar dealer, selling, renting and providing parts and service for equipment and engines to customers across diverse industries, including mining, construction, petroleum, forestry and a wide range of power systems applications. We operate in Western Canada, South America, and UK and Ireland.