For many owners and operators, a compact track loader or skid-steer loader offers an ideal combination of performance, versatility and comfort. However, if you are frequently working in confined areas that would typically require hand labor, a mini track loader is the best option for you.
You can take on a variety of projects with a mini track loader, also known as a mini skid-steer or walk-behind loader. Despite their “mini” status, these machines provide impressive performance for your limited-access tasks. Get the scoop on mini track loader benefits and what makes this machine the perfect option for projects you would otherwise complete by hand.
When a doorway, fence, gate or another obstacle prevents access for larger equipment, a mini track loader provides an excellent solution. Mini track loaders are built to work where other machines can’t. They are designed with small spaces in mind, so one operator can finish multiple jobs in limited-access areas. This reduces the need for less efficient tools like wheelbarrows and shovels.
Like its larger counterpart, the compact track loader, a mini track loader can complete a number of tasks thanks to its attachment versatility. You can prepare the ground with a landplane, soil conditioner or tiller; remove concrete with a hydraulic breaker; or perform underground tasks with a trencher or vibratory plow. With 25 attachment options, you can knock out multiple projects – even in confined spaces.
Another mini track loader benefit is the ability to work with minimal ground disturbance. Durable rubber tracks help distribute the mini track loader’s weight over a larger surface area. This reduces ground pressure and minimizes damage to sensitive surfaces. With a mini track loader, you can work efficiently on finished landscaping and in soft, wet or muddy conditions.
With no cab to enter or exit, mini track loaders allow you to enjoy the advantages of an open-concept machine. Both ride-on and walk-behind loader options let you easily stop or resume tasks and also provide an excellent 360-degree view of your work area and attachment. This makes mini track loaders incredibly efficient and convenient for a variety of tasks.
Mini track loaders are designed to be easy to operate and transport, and their smaller size makes them a great match for less experienced operators, renters and seasonal workers. One-handed operation and mechanical joysticks keep operators comfortable when working long days. Landscapers frequently use mini track loaders for turf maintenance, tree and shrub care, fencing, irrigation and tree or stump removal. Other common uses include golf course projects, snow removal and building or grounds maintenance.
Whether you’re interested in buying a mini track loader or renting a machine for a short-term task, contact your local Bobcat dealer to see how you can get your hands on a versatile mini track loader for your next project.