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Posted: 07/01/2019

4 Benefits of renting a compact track loader

A Bobcat T650 compact track loader moves gravel on a construction jobsite.

Need a temporary addition to your fleet? Renting compact equipment, specifically a compact track loader, may be the right option for you.

There are many benefits to a compact track loader rental, including giving you and your operators the ability to take on short-term projects, access new revenue sources and use the newest and most advanced equipment. Review these benefits to renting a compact track loader and why it can be right for you.

Maneuverability in challenging conditions

One of the most important advantages of a compact track loader is its undercarriage and rubber tracks. When other equipment slows or shuts down due to the weather, compact track loaders can still be productive. They are built with a unique balance of torque and tractive effort that provides greater pushing power and mobility in soft or wet ground conditions.

Designed for low ground pressure, compact track loaders are maneuverable and productive while working in soft, sandy, wet or muddy conditions. This is beneficial when enhancing residential or commercial properties or while operating on established surfaces, clearing vegetation, or leveling and grading. In addition, a compact track loader’s weight is spread out over the length and width of its tracks, providing increased flotation and minimal ground disturbance when compared to rubber-tire loaders. These undercarriage features and advantages can translate into several additional days or weeks of work and increased revenue.

Some compact track loaders also feature an optional two-speed transmission that can reduce the time you and your operators spend traveling across a jobsite or between jobs.

In addition to increased speed, flotation and minimal ground disturbance, the compact size of these loaders means they can be transported between jobsites more efficiently and affordably than larger equipment.

Powerful lifting abilities

Lifting performance is another factor that contributes to compact track loader rental profitability. Compact track loaders are typically rated at 35% tipping load, which means a loader with a 4,000-pound tipping load would have 1,400 pounds of operating capacity. Since larger compact track loaders are designed with a higher rated operating capacity, they can lift more material.

An important design element is the lift arm configuration. Most rental fleets offer a choice of two different designs from manufacturers — a vertical lift path and a radius lift path — to help contractors match the level of lifting that fits their most frequent tasks. A vertical-lift-path loader provides higher lift capacity and more reach at full lift height than a radius-lift-path loader. Because maximum reach is achieved at full lift height, it is easier to clear high-sided trucks and perform jobs that require repeated lifting at taller heights.

A radius-lift-path loader raises the load in an arc that provides maximum reach at truck bed height. These machines excel at jobs with mid-range or lower working heights, like dumping material over a wall, backfilling or loading, unloading flatbed trucks, or leveling and grading.

Take on more jobs

You can strategically expand your services and maximize a rental contract by adding key attachments, including augers, grapples, rotary cutters and hydraulic breakers, to a compact track loader.

Also, take into consideration the value of high-flow auxiliary hydraulics for compact track loaders and attachments that can benefit from an extra power boost.

Control options

When renting compact track loaders, look at the control options. For instance, for jobs that involve multiple operators, selectable joystick controls allow operators to alternate between ISO and H-Pattern to match their preferences. This plays a key role in maximizing comfort, efficiency and productivity. When it comes to compact track loader controls, functionality and controllability are important.

Renting a compact track loader may be a viable solution for your upcoming project, especially if it involves digging, lifting and pushing. Since these machines are equipped with features and attachments that allow them to work longer, harder and smarter than other machines, it may quickly become a permanent addition to your fleet.

The benefits of renting a compact track loader are many. But, you and your operators must understand how to properly use your machine and attachments. Take a look at these training tips.

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