Articulated & Skid Steer Loaders

Articulated and Skid Steer Loaders are specialized pieces of equipment which require experience and training to operate.

Articulated Loaders

Articulated loader

Articulated loaders have an articulated main frame that supports a front end attachment, such as a shovel bucket, fork lift tines or grapple.

Skid Steer Loaders

Skid Steer Loader

Skid steer loaders are small, rigid frame machines with lift arms that can be used to complete a variety of tasks. Sometimes commonly referred to as "Bobcats", skid steer loaders may have tracks or wheels. Left and right wheels or tracks are operated at different speeds, which turns the machine by "skidding" across the ground.


The hazards of articulated loaders and skid steer loaders include getting crushed or pinched (by the mainframe in the case of articulated loaders and by the lift arms in the case of skid steer loaders), overloading and tipping, and falling or dropped loads.

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Kelly States
Assistant Director

Jamie McQuaid
Program Manager