A skid-steer loader (skid steer), is a small construction vehicle used for a variety of jobs. Most skid steers typically include a bucket for the default attachment, but you can outfit them with different attachments, allowing skid steers to assist with all sorts of construction and large landscaping projects. Skid steers also come in different sizes to use for different applications. Even for jobs that don’t call for a lot of heavy construction equipment, a skid steer can help you get the job done more efficiently.
The skid steer gets its name from the way it turns. The angle of the wheels (tracks) are fixed, so they will only point straight ahead. The wheels or tracks on each side of the vehicle are locked in synchronization with each other and have their own engines. This means you have to steer each side independently from the opposite side.
At the end of this course, you will have 2 attempts to achieve an 80% or above on the final exam to receive your Certificate of Achievement! Enjoy the course, and please fill out the survey at the end!