There is different earthmoving equipment used on farms and construction sites, for example, loaders, excavators, and bulldozers. Each machine has different functions but also overlapping functions, people may get confused even if they work in the industry.
What is a mini loader?
A mini loader is also called a mini skid steer loader, or amini wheel loader. It can move dirt, rocks, and soil to fill in tight and narrow areas, such as between houses. It can also do the loading, be a dumper or trailer, or even be used as an excavator! Most mini loaders have 4 wheels or tracks on sides and can fit different attachments, for example, chain trenchers and spreader bars. They can be powered by either petrol or diesel.
What are the advantages of a mini loader?
It is so multi-purpose, that is why it is widely used on any construction site. A person can stand on the machine or sit inside the cabin and will be less tiring for long hours job. It is durable, productive, and can be used for long hours. The latest models of mini loaders are equipped with hydrostatic transmission, instead of a conventional transmission, with a hydraulic system, and it saves a lot of energy.
What are skid steer and track loader?
They are both mini-loaders. The walk-behind skid steers are also called mini skid steers, or mini skid steer loaders. It is easy to tell from the name, it is operated by a person from the back and it has wheels. Its function is like a normal mini loader. A mini track loader can dig trenches for irrigation systems, or power and water lines. It can also do road repairs, clearing dirt, and mud from a site.
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