Whether you are just starting your landscaping business or growing one, a mini skid steer is the most valuable equipment you can buy after your truck and dump trailer. Mini skid steers are incredibly versatile for hauling materials, grading, digging, and more. If you’re tired of wheelbarrows, shovels, and back-breaking labor, read on for our list of the best mini skid steer for landscaping and take your business to the next level.
Best Mini Skid Steers for Landscaping
Ditch Witch SK800
For most small-scale landscaping jobs the Ditch Witch SK800 is a more than adequate machine. It’s the most popular model in the Ditch Witch mini skid steer lineup offering 24.8 horsepower and an operating capacity of 911 lbs. With the 7-inch treads, the machine width measures just 36” and is narrow enough to fit through most standard gates.
Ditch Witch SK1050
The Ditch Witch SK1050 is built on the same frame as the SK800 but has a 37 horsepower Yanmar diesel engine and an operating capacity of 1,062 lbs. With more than 70 hydraulic attachments available, this machine is really versatile for landscape or hardscape jobs.
Ditch Witch SK1550
When you need more lifting power, the Ditch Witch SK1550 does not disappoint. Powered by a Stage V Yanmar turbo-charged diesel engine with 43.5 horsepower, the SK1550 has the capability to tackle the toughest jobs. With a weighted operating capacity of 1,978 lbs., you’ll be able to lift a pallet of pavers or retaining wall blocks with ease.
Want to know more about Ditch Witch’s mini skid steer lineup or their impressive catalog of landscaping attachments including buckets, pallet forks, augers, rakes, and plows, contact the experts at your local Ditch Witch West dealership in Washington, Oregon, California, or Montana.