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Kevin Forestell
May 18, 2021

Skid steers are a versatile construction machine that can do anything from clear snow to drill a hole. Compact in size, skid steers can be a great addition to any project. Here are 5 ways that your construction project can benefit from a skid steer rental. 

1. Skid Steer Attachments Make It A Multi-Use Tool

The number one bonus for renting a skid steer is that the machine has a number of attachments for it. You can drill a hole with an auger, can load and dump the dirt into a truck and use a brush to clean the site afterward - all with the same machine.

skid steer stacking materials with fork attachment

From forestry mulchers to hammers and landscape rakes, attachments can make a skid steer an incredibly useful machine - all with a single rental.

2. A Great Pair for Other Machines

Renting specific machines for a specific task is proven to improve efficiency and safety on a construction site. In the past, for example, many people would rent a backhoe and use it to both dig and move dirt and materials. Now, however, it is more popular to rent a mini ex and pair that with a skid steer to improve the efficiency of the machines. 

Skid steer and mini excavators are the most common pairing. Skid steers can also be used with forklifts, scissor lifts, large excavators, dozers and even telehandlers to help improve the efficiency of a job site.

mini excavator and backhoe parked by each other

3. Compact in Size Without Compromising Power

Wheel loaders are often incredibly large and bulky. A skid steer is a great alternative that is compact in size. A smaller machine can maneuver tighter corners, can be operated in a more precise manner and use less fuel. Although the bucket is smaller, the efficiency of operating a smaller and more precise machine pays off for smaller projects. 

4. Perfect for Any Terrain

Skid steer rentals are available for both tracked and wheeled machines. This means that you can be more particular about what type of tread you need for your project. Mucky ground and field work benefits from a track while finished roads and paved spaces would benefit from wheels. 

The diversity of machine tracks also means that the skid steer is great for all types of projects. Commercial or residential construction, landscape projects and small home reno can benefit from a skid steer rental. 

5. Affordable Prices for Daily, Weekly and Monthly Skid Steer Rentals

Because skid steer machines are more compact, the price to rent and have it delivered is lower than it would be for any larger equipment. The affordability of a skid steer is definitely appealing for projects that are under a tight budget. With daily, weekly and monthly rates, the flexibility of renting this machine for exactly when you need it also helps keep budgets within limits. 



Skid steer rentals can improve the efficiency of your project while keeping construction costs down for any project of any size. Search now and find available skid steer rentals near you



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Kevin Forestell
Kevin Forestell is CEO of DOZR and one of the co-founders. Kevin first got started as an entrepreneur when he founded Forestell Landscaping right after graduating from University. His love and passion for the industry and desire to help solve an equipment problem that contractors faced every day is what brought the founding team to start DOZR. Kevin is proud of the level of efficiency brought to the industry through DOZR and hopes that DOZR will help change the standard way equipment is rented.
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