Investing in construction equipment can be quite time-consuming. Features and functions need to be clearly understood in order to maximize return on your investment and job site efficiency.

The process of buying a skid steer loader is no different. There are a number of credible OEMs and models suited to perform a multitude of tasks. What kind of performance specifications? What kind of load and lift capacity? What kind of tires? These questions (and much more) can overwhelm any buyer, especially those just starting out.

As heavy equipment experts, Finning wants to empower you with the knowledge that will transform you into an informed buyer (or renter). And, since the skid steer is one of the most versatile construction machines, we thought it would be best to start our buying guide series here.